Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

Great on salads and in any food that needs basil. Dont heat it, all the flavour evaporates!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash Basil.
  2. Let basil dry thoroughly and then pat it with kitchen paper to dry it more (very important).
  3. Put basil in bottles with a GOOD seal (I use german beer bottles with a porcelain, rubber and metal top) and cover with oil.
  4. Leave for at least 2 weeks.
  5. Use to flavour pasta, salads, potatoes, etc.


Most Helpful

you can use this oil in foccacia bread and add alittle fresh basil too. it is superb on salad, or drizzled onto fresh bread.

B December 08, 2001

So simple, yet so good! I made a batch using my summer basil and used it on salads all winter long. Great flavor!

jennifercooks83 January 30, 2009

Sounds awesome! How long will it keep? Thinking it would make nice Christmas gifts.

Terriyaki 2 July 31, 2008

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