Basil Vitality oil (Ocimum basilicum) has a sweet, warm scent and flavor. This herb is found in a variety of dishes and is popular in both Asian and European cooking. With Basil Vitality™ essential oil, it’s easy to add this well-loved seasoning to whatever you like. Using an essential oil, you’ll get a brighter flavor than dried herbs without the hassle of fresh herbs.
Young Living’s Basil Vitality essential oil pairs well with savory foods, but you can also add its sweet, slightly peppery flavor to any meal. Try Basil Vitality oil with sauces, breads, soups, chicken, or seafood. Or try a sweet concoction like basil-strawberry lemonade. If you want a lighter basil flavor in your dish, dip a toothpick in the oil and swirl it in your preparations.
Basil Vitality Essential Oil Uses:
- Flavor your favorite pasta sauce recipes with Basil Vitality. Add Rosemary Vitality or Oregano Vitality for even more flavor.
- Add to deli salads, Asian- or Italian-inspired soups, and custom salad dressings or vinaigrettes to share with family and friends.
- Boil pasta noodles in basil-infused water for a subtle flavor.
- Pair with lime juice and melons, such as watermelon and cantaloupe, for a fresh summer treat. For a more complex flavor profile, garnish with feta.
- Mix with a mild tea, such as chamomile. Add a dash of honey to sweeten the experience.
Sweet Basil Pasta Sauce
4 Cups Crushed Tomatoes
1 Bunch of Italian Parsley
1 Medium Onion
1/3 cup Red Wine
2 Tablespoons Minced Garlic
2 Tablespoons Ghee (directions included in previous Tilapia recipe)
1 Tablespoon Dried Oregano, or 1 drop of Oregano Essential Oil
2 Drops Basil Essential Oil
1 Teaspoon Salt (I use Pink Himalayan Sea Salt)
1/4 Cup Sugar (I use Raw Sugar)
1. Peel and dice the onion finely. Chop the parsley fine as well.
2. In large Stainless steel pan, heat the ghee over medium heat. When it is HOT, add your diced onion, and cook on medium until the onion has just so stopped being white. Add the Minced Garlic, and stir, cook for about 2 minutes. Stir in the Dried Oregano ( if using Oregano oil, skip this step) add sugar and heat through, allow to bubble a minute or 2.
3. Pour in the Wine, and simmer for about 15 minutes.
4. Add the Tomatoes and the parsley, stir, place a lid loosely on top to catch the splashes, turn your heat to as low as possible, and allow to simmer for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes so it doesn’t stick.
5. Turn off the heat, and add your essential oil/s. Stir to. Ombine and allow to sit for 5 minutes.
Takes approximately 40 minutes.
Recipe and photos, are property of Catherine Corn, Permission to use, granted to Country Oilers