Garlic Basil Spread Recipe -
Garlic Basil Spread Recipe
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Garlic Basil Spread

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"This garlic and basil spread gives ordinary sandwiches a kick."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins

    10 mins


  1. Combine basil leaves, garlic, and red pepper flakes in a food processor or blender. Pulse 3 to 4 times. Slowly pour in canola oil and olive oil and blend until thick and creamy, about 30 seconds. Add additional oil if needed to make the spread smoother.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 27, 2012

I was surprised that my food processor could handle half a recipe of this, but it did! I had to scrape it from the sides a little, but it made it easily! My basil was almost at its end-of-the-season yellow, but it still worked! This is delicious! I will definitely make this again! It was perfect with Pulled Pork Pesto Sandwich from this site.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 29, 2014

I'm not sure what to think of this. Normally I love garlic and spicy but with just 8 basil leaves (I actually used 10 of the biggest I could find on my plants) this is really, really garlicky and the whole teaspoon of red pepper flakes makes it mighty spicy. To me this is more of a flavored oil than a spread. I made mine in the blender and it is thin. I toasted some sourdough bread, poured a bit of this on and topped with Parmesan. It's ok, but I won't be making it again.

Feb 26, 2013

I didn't have a food processor on hand and didn't need a lot of this so I just used a knife. It came out very good.

Feb 07, 2015

This is a must to go with the Stromboli Grinder (Allrecipes) that references this ingredient/sauce. This is delicious with the yummy layers of meats, cheeses, marinaras and mascarpone. Definitely a must with this sandwich and I am going to try this on other sandwiches too. YUM!!!!

Apr 27, 2014

Pretty good, but a bit strong fo my taste.

Sep 29, 2013

Great easy to make sandwich spread. The volume of this recipe didn't work in my food processor, just wasn't enough of it, but my mortar and pestle made fast work of it.


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  • Calories
  • 133 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 2.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 13.9 g
  • 21%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.5 g
  • 1%
  • Sodium
  • 1 mg
  • < 1%

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

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