Introduction: Basil Salsa
This is not an original recipe, I found it somewhere online, can't remember where unfortunately.
I made it for an office lunch once and everyone enjoyed it so I decided to make an instructable of it.
This recipe makes about 1 cup (approx 300mL) of salsa.
Step 1: Ingredients
3 or 4 handfuls of fresh basil
5 or 6 cloves of garlic (half a bulb)
3 or 4 tablespoons of capers
½ to ¾ cup of olive oil
Juice of 1 lemon
Salt and pepper to taste
Step 2: Blend
Peel the garlic, juice the lemon.
Put garlic, basil, capers and lemon juice into the blender with about half a cup of olive oil and start blending.
Step 3: Keep Blending
Blend up to a smooth paste-like consistency, add more olive oil if you need to.
Step 4: Add Salt and Pepper
Add salt and pepper to taste and blend for another half a minute. I didn’t have to add any salt as the capers added enough salt for me.
Step 5: Serve
Transfer to a bowl and garnish with a sprig of basil.
This salsa can also be used as a marinade, just add a few tablespoons to a bowl of meat, mix it all up and leave in the fridge for a few hours before cooking.