- 1 ½ cups (packed) fresh basil leaves
- ¾ cup olive oil
- Garlic powder (granules)
Blanch basil in medium saucepan of boiling water, ~10sec (doing this will allow the basil oil to remain green instead of turning a murky brown).
Place leaves into a bowl of ice cold water (stops the cooking process).
Squeeze excess water from leaves or pat dry with paper towels.
Transfer to blender or small food processor
Add oil & puree until smooth.
Add salt, pepper, garlic powder all to taste
Transfer to small bowl or squeeze bottle
Cover & chill or use right away