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Basil oil sauce recipe

Basil oil sauce

Delicious homemade basil oil recipe made with fresh basil, garlic, and olive oil. This fresh basil and garlic sauce is great for salads, vegetables or as dipping sauce for bread.
Course Condiments, Sauce
Cuisine Fusion, International, Italian
Keyword Basil garlic oil sauce, Basil sauce, Pesto without cheese, Pesto without nuts
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 cup


  • 2 cups of packed basil leaves
  • ½-1 cup cup of olive oil adjust based on the thickness level you prefer
  • 1-2 garlic cloves add more if you are a garlic lover
  • Salt to taste


  • Place the basil, olive oil, garlic, and salt in a blender or mini-food processor, mix until you have smooth sauce. Taste and add additional salt if needed. You can also adjust the amount of olive oil if you want a more liquid sauce.
  • The basil oil can be used immediately or refrigerated until ready to use. For freshest flavor, use the basil garlic oil within 24-48 hours.