BLT with Shortcut Basil Aioli

August 15, 2008 at 5:14 am Leave a comment

I was reading one of my favorite food blogs, Orangette, and came across this easy-to-make basil aioli. It consists of making a basil puree and adding it to store-bought mayo. How simple! This easy sauce can turn any sandwich, burger or salad into a gourmet treat.

Shortcut Basil Aioli
2 Tbsp. olive oil
¼ cup packed basil leaves
½ tsp. lemon juice
1 medium garlic clove, pressed
Pinch of salt
½ cup mayonnaise, either homemade or commercial

In the jar of a blender (or a small food processor), combine the olive oil, basil, lemon juice, garlic, and salt. Process until the mixture is smooth like pesto, pausing every now and then to scrape down the side of the blender jar with a small spatula or knife.

Put the mayonnaise in a small bowl. Add the basil mixture, and stir well to mix.

Retrieved from Orangette

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