Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins


  1. In food processor combine basil, garlic, and tomato.
  2. Blend ingredients together until a smooth paste forms.
  3. Adjust with salt to taste.
  4. Transfer mixture to a bowl.
  5. Refrigerate until ready to serve.


Most Helpful

This is very good. I used some today as a dressing on a pasta salad (tuna, kalamata olives, green beans, pine nuts). Since there's only me to eat it, I was afraid this large amount wouldn't keep just in the 'frig, so I froze some in small jars (hopefully this will turn out to be another good way of preserving basil), and am trying drying some as a sort of "leather". (Too soon to tell how this is going to work.) Thanks for a great recipe.

Charlis Meador September 19, 2003

I reduced the serving quantity (love this offered feature). Goes together easily. I added a little olive oil and parmesan cheese because I felt it would enhance the recipe I was cooking. Thanks for sharing

Southern Lady June 26, 2011

So good! And you can use all the tomatoes and basil and garlic varieties you have growing in your garden and not even need to go to the store!

Alfie's mom June 17, 2008

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