Basil Garlic Oil for Grilled Vegetables and Seafood

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"Doesn't get much easier, but this is a fantastic way to serve your grilled vegetables. Just add to a food processor - and 2 minutes later, you have a delicious condiment for your favorite grilled vegetables or seafood. Tomatoes, onion, squash, corn, potatoes, eggplant, asparagus; and for seafood, this is great on scallops or shrimp. This will make about 2/3 cup of the dressing. For a larger crowd, you can always double the recipe."

Original recipe yields 4-8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (39.8 g)
  • Calories 242.6
  • Total Fat - 27.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 1.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 0.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.2 g
  • Sugars - 0 g
  • Protein - 0.4 g
  • Calcium - 22.9 mg
  • Iron - 0.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 2.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Add the garlic and basil to a small food processor and pulse until lightly chopped. Add the olive oil - slowly - and continue to process until very smooth; finish with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice - just a light squeeze. Also, I prefer fresh lemon, but if that plastic lemon is all you have; that will work for this small of amount. You could also leave it out if you don't have either. The fresh just has such a bright fresh taste.

Step 2

NOTE: You can change this recipe up by; simmering the garlic first in the oil, to make an infused oil; or, you can use roasted garlic. But, I prefer the fresh garlic in this particular recipe.

Step 3

Serve ... Drizzle or brush on your favorite grilled vegetables before serving. ENJOY!

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I am so happy I stumbled across this recipe! It is such a great addition to so many things. So far I have used it to add to grilled asparagus and shrimp. Next I will try it on chicken. Yum!

review by:
(18 Aug 2013)


This is very lovely! I did add the fresh lemon juice, and would definately recommend using it. It really brightens the basil flavour and will help keep the basil bright green. Thank you Kchurchill5 for sharing. This will be used a lot over the summer!

review by:
(9 Jun 2012)