by Texas Homesteader ~
Herbs grow so easily that I always have plenty. I mean P-L-E-N-T-Y! So I’m constantly either harvesting & using or drying and preserving those herbs for cooking all year long.
But I’ve found my new favorite way to use handfuls of these herbs and enjoy a delightfully fresh way to make supper easier and more delicious.
I initially got this recipe over at HelloGlow and of course changed it to best suit our needs. It’s basically equal measures of olive oil and white wine. (or wine vinegar if you wish). Then you just plunk in 3 peeled garlic cloves and about 3/4 to 1 cup of fresh herbs.
You can use whatever herbs you prefer or whatever you have growing at the time. I like to use several different herbs together – rosemary, thyme, basil, sage and oregano.
I tried squeezing a little lime juice in the sauce but I didn’t personally care for it that way. Still if you like lime, squeeze a little in for a limey zing! But in the recipe below I’ve not included lime.
So here are the complicated instructions:
In your *Ninja Blender (or food processor) measure out olive oil and white wine. Add peeled garlic and fresh herb leaves, washed & patted dry.
Pulse until garlic cloves are completely blended. Sometimes I’ll toss in some dehydrated peppers from the garden for a subtle punch of spice. Done & done!
How To Serve Garlic Herb Sauce
This garlic herb sauce can be stored in the fridge for about a week. So I like to use it throughout the week to simplify my supper preparations.
My favorite way to use this garlic herb sauce is to drizzle it over Homemade Pasta. It’s a healthier sauce than many other options. And because it came fresh from my garden it’s also a nice Zero-Waste item.
Or you can drizzle it over baked chicken breasts for a nice flavor infusion too. I also like to drizzle it around my bowl of Homemade Hummus when I’m bringing it to a gathering. It gives the hummus a little extra dipping zing.
I’ve added it to a sautéed squash side dish with delicious results. And I’ve even added it to Pulled Pork Enchiladas, quesadillas and more. So many options!
Of course I’ll share the oh-so-simple recipe with you.
Fresh & Healthy Garlic Herb Sauce
Olive oil, white wine and fresh herbs make a delightfully fresh sauce
- 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 cup white wine vinegar (or white wine)
- 2/3 cup fresh herbs - basil, oregano, thyme, sage, rosemary, etc
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Place all ingredients into a food processor and process until garlic and herbs are completely blended. Store covered in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
Links Included In This Post:
- Homemade Pasta Using Only 3 Ingredients
- Stupid-Easy Homemade Hummus In Minutes
- Pulled Pork Enchiladas From Leftover Roast
- *Ninja Blender
Other Favorite Condiments
- Fast Food: Basic Mix-n-Pour BBQ Sauce
- Honey-Sweetened, Smoky BBQ Sauce
- BBQ Rub & Beer-Based Mop Sauce Recipe
- Homemade Mayonnaise
- Baconnaise – Bacon-Flavored Mayonnaise
- Thousand Island Salad Dressing
- Sweet/Savory Pear Relish
- Fresh Pico de Gallo
- Fresh Herb & Olive Oil HERB BOMBS
…and MUCH more
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