Homemade Basil Oil

Sure you can pay for a bottle of overpriced herb oil but why not make it from scratch and have a delicious treat on hand! Simple and oh so budget friendly! Happy Eating!


preparation Time
10 mins

cook Time
0 mins


0 per serving


  • 3 cup fresh basil, packed
  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil



Blanch basil in medium saucepan of boiling water 10 seconds. Drain. Rinse under cold water. Pat basil dry with paper towels. Transfer to blender. Add oil; puree until smooth. Transfer to small bowl. Season with salt and pepper. (Can be made 3 days ahead. Cover and chill. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before using.)

recipe by

Kari K.

Kari Karch

Kari Karch is a 19-year veteran of the culinary industry, creator of Kiss the Cook, and the head chef and spokesperson for the Kenmore brand. She has made many notable appearances on ABC Morning News, on WGN, on the Cooking Channel and as a judge for the World Food Championships.