Basil oil is perfect for those times when you want a hint of basil but don’t want to overpower the flavors of summer’s ripest batch of corn or tomatoes. Try drizzling it over just-grilled bread, tossing it with steamed green beans and sea salt, or pouring it over a cold summer, soup, like gazpacho.
- 1 1/2 cups basil leaves
- 1 1/2 cups extra-virgin olive oil
- Blend basil leaves and olive oil together until smooth. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Let mixture rest for about 15 minutes prior to using.