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Basil Spread

This basil spread is multifunctional. You can add it to store-bought mayonnaise, toss it with pasta, turn it into a vinaigrette, or add it to vegetable soups. And of course, it’s fantastic on sandwiches.

  • Yield: About 1/2 cup


  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 cup packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • In a food processor or blender, process the garlic and basil on high speed while adding the olive oil in a slow, steady stream. Continue to process until well blended. Season with the salt. Use immediately, or cover and refrigerate for up to 1 week.