I’m on a roll with easy recipes that can be pulled together in less than 30 minutes. This Basil Oil recipe is no exception. Actually, this recipe can be made in about 5 minutes. While it’s not a meal in itself, it’s really simple to make so it can be done while the rest of your meal is cooking.
It goes really well over just about any grilled meat. I love it with roasted pork loin. This combination has graced our dinner table more than once in the last few weeks. The pork is so simple that you really don’t need a recipe. If you do need a recipe, the pork is cooked just like the process in my Rosemary Roast Pork recipe. The only difference is that I only season the meat with salt and pepper.
Basil Oil is a simple sauce of just four ingredients that is a perfect topping for simple grilled or roasted pork, shrimp, chicken or beef. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, shellfish, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol and paleo diet.
Author: Food Fashion and Fun
Recipe type: Sauce
Serves: 1½ cups
2 (packed) cups Basil Leaves
1 Garlic clove, minced
1 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil, divided
¼ teaspoon Salt
Combine the basil, garlic, ½ cup of the oil and salt into a food processer.
Blend until there are no more basil leaves.
Add the rest of the oil and then give it a few pluses, just to combine it. Don’t over blend otherwise the oil will become emulsified.
Stir in additional salt, if needed.
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My husband has been such a trooper throughout my autoimmune protocol diet journey. His classic tomato sauce with wheat pasta has been replaced with nomato sauce and brown rice pasta. While it’s a great alternative and solution for me, it’s not exactly the same. There have been so many great recipes that have come from this diet (ahem, Shrimp Bok Choy and Tumeric Soup) but he still needs his meaty pasta sauce. I decided to make my Nomato Sauce recipe into a Nomato Bolognese.
This recipe is a little more similar to the meaty tomato sauces of my childhood. It’s autoimmune protocol diet comfort food, which is something that I’ve really been missing. It definitely hits the spot.
A tomato-less nomato sauce made of fresh veggies mixed with ground beef to create a not-so-classic Nomato Bolonese. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, shellfish, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol diet.