Basil Butter Recipe

Try this Basil Butter recipe, a healthy, tasty spin on traditional butter.

| May/June 2014

  • Bundle of Basil
    Basil butter is best served over fresh warm bread.
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  • Bundle of Basil

This recipe combines the many health benefits of coconut oil (fat-burning, thyroid-balancing and infection-killing) and flax oil (liver-boosting, lymph-cleansing and anti-inflammatory) with the beneficial properties of basil. Serve this flavored butter on warm bread or just-cooked vegetables. It’s simple to make and keeps well in the fridge. Learn more about the uses and health benefits of basil in Growing Basil: From Harvesting to Using.

Basil Butter Recipe

• 1/2 cup organic extra virgin coconut oil
• 1/2 cup organic cold-pressed flax seed oil
• 1 large handful fresh basil, finely chopped

1. In a small saucepan over low heat, liquefy coconut oil. Immediately remove from heat and add flax seed oil, stirring until well mixed.

2. Stir in basil.

3. Pour into a glass container with a lid and refrigerate until firm. Cover.

4. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 6 months. Makes about 1 cup.

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