Marseilles Basil Mayonnaise

  • Finely dice 1 cup fresh Marseilles basil leaves.
  • Place in a food processor or blender along with 1 egg (room temperature) and 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice.
  • With the motor running, add in a slow, steady stream of 1/2 cup olive oil and 1/2 cup vegetable oil.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Transfer to a small bowl or jar and refrigerate.
  • Mayonnaise should be used within 5 days.
  • Makes 11/4 cup.

-Ellen Ecker Ogden, author of From the Cook's Garden cookbook