Basil and Green Peppercorn Oil

Basil and Green Peppercorn Oil

Makes about 1 cup oil

Infused oils are simple to prepare and add a burst of flavor to a variety of dishes. This oil combination is infused with the summer flavor of basil and the bite of green peppercorns.

  • 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons green peppercorns, cracked using a mortar and pestle or pepper mill
  • 25 basil leaves with stems, 1 large or 2 small bunches, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup canola or flax oil
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Combine olive oil, cracked peppercorns and basil in a bowl. With a wooden spoon, smash the ingredients into the oil until well muddled. Let sit at room temperature for 2 hours to infuse flavors. Strain through a cheesecloth or fine strainer to remove solids. Stir in canola or flax oil, cover and refrigerate. Use within 2 weeks.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:Serving size: 1 tablespoon, 120 calories (120 from fat), 14g total fat, 1.5g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0g dietary fiber, 0g sugar), 0g protein
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