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Basil Puree

Rated as 4.57 out of 5 Stars

"Simple to do, and a delight to add as a garnish to other dishes. My favorite is to swirl it into my Roasted Tomato soup just before serving."
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10 m servings 66
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Make a paste by crushing basil leaves and salt with a mortar and pestle. Stir in the olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 66 calories; 6.9 0.7 0.7 0 147 Full nutrition

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Delightful! I had a chicken and pasta dish that looked a bit bland, whipped this up and... voila! Looked and tasted gourmet. I even made it simpler by pulsing in my food processor until it was...

Quick and easy, yet tasty. This makes a very small amount and is perfect for add to slices of french or sour dough bread before I grill them. Also, this is great on pasta with or without marinar...

Basil puree saves the day! My kids were disappointed because I had no parmesan or nuts to make pesto, but then, I found this! We made it to fit the amount of basil I had (probably less than th...

I added black pepper, red pepper and fresh garlic then blended everything. Great sauce that works well as a dressing when blended.

I got a very large bunch of organic basil at work and didn't know what to do with so much. Ended up trying this recipe and freezing it in several small servings. For a quick dinner one night, ...

It is very good and a great way to use basil very quickly! It took me about 7 minutes and then added some to my dinner! I will definitely make again!