Basil Dipping Oil Recipe

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10 mins (prep 10)
3 ingredients
1 1/2 cups
This is an easy and quick dipping oil. It is a nice dipping oil for freshly baked breads. I did not add salt, pepper or other ingredients that may seem appropriate. The oil is basically pesto sauce without, pine nuts, cheese and garlic. It makes a great base for a tasty bruschetta with tomatos and mozzarella when tomatos are at their best. Combined with cream cheese and cream it becomes great pasta sauce. It can easily be transformed into pesto; used as a base for other sauces, or finishing garnishes. The small amount of lemon juice adds a bit of acidity. The Vitamin C granules (ascorbic acid) are used as a color preserver. It helps keeps the oil green and not turn brown from oxidation like Basil will if bruised or cut. It stores for a few days refrigereated but don't keep it too long. It will solidify when regrigerated so bring to room temperature for use if refrigerated. It takes only a few minutes.

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Serving Size (2.75 g)
Servings 112
Amount per Serving
Calories 23.36 Calories from Fat 23.76
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2.64g 455.03%
Saturated Fat 0.36g 204.2%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 0.05mg 0.25%
Total Carbohydrate 0.0g 0.17%
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g 0.09%
Sugars 0.0 g %
Protein 0.0g 0.05%
Vitamin A 0.0IU% Vitamin C 0.03mg%
Calcium 0.03mg% Iron 0.01mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
fresh basil, c