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Basil Roui Recipe
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Basil Roui

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"Pronounced Basil Roo-ee, this wonderfully flavorful dish is the perfect summer appetizer. Basil and tomatoes are seasoned with jalapeno, garlic and sea salt. I received this recipe from a wonderful woman in our toddler playgroup. Serve with your favorite dippers such as baguette slices or pita chips."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins

    8 hrs 15 mins


  1. In a medium bowl, stir together the basil, tomatoes, bread crumbs, garlic, jalapeno, sea salt and olive oil. Cover, and refrigerate overnight. Serve with your favorite dippers!
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 03, 2008

Good but use 1/2 the bread crumbs

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 05, 2007

Too much breadcrumb, or not enough tomato - I'm not sure which. This recipe is good but it would be much better with about half the breadcrumb. It is dry as is...

Oct 11, 2008

Great Recipe for a dip for parties and for using up all that basil I grew this summer! It is about the consistency of hummus so you might be able to add some chick peas in place of some of the bread crumbs.

May 25, 2010

This is very edible, but as I have many times made a "Rouille" (pronounced the same), I find that this version fades in comparison.

Apr 29, 2007

very good on crackers. I didn't add the Jalepeno (didn't have one) and instead added crushed red pepper. My husband loved it!

Dec 06, 2006

Excellent fresh flavor! I pulsed the ingredients in the food processor and spread it on toasted french bread.

Aug 17, 2005

I loved this, very different. just enough bite! great with crackers or bread. and does not need to be kept cold.

May 19, 2008

I used this as a topping to baguette slices, which I then broiled. As per other suggestions, I cut back on the bread crumbs. Next time, I will cut back on the garlic a bit too; it was a bit overpowering.


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  • Calories
  • 252 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 24.3 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 15.3 g
  • 24%
  • Fiber
  • 1.9 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 4.8 g
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 453 mg
  • 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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