Basil Cream Sauce
This Basil Cream Sauce is great for topping seafood and chicken. It even works well as a dipping sauce for fries or grilled potatoes!
One of my favorite herbs is basil. The aroma and taste of it just brighten my day. I love that it can be used to season a variety of dishes including spaghetti and marinara sauces, pizzas (think Margerita pizza) caprese
salad, soups and to prepare pesto.
When trying to decide on a cream sauce to use on the cedar plank tilapia
that we made the other night, I decided to make a basil cream sauce. I have a small herb garden and my basil plants needed to be harvested. So I took some clippings, shared some with my neighbor since I had so many, and went to work on making a basil cream sauce. Please enjoy this delicious recipe. This recipe is best prepared the night before as allowing it to sit lets the flavors mingle together and become robust.
2 tbsp of chopped fresh basil
2 cloves of chopped garlic
1/2 cup of sour cream
1/2 cup of mayo
1 tsp of lemon juice
1/2 tsp of ground black pepper
1/4 tsp of salt
2 tbsp of grated fresh Parmesan cheese
- In a mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients and mix well.
- Cover and refrigerate any unused portion for up to 3 days.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:
Calories: 173 Total Fat: 18g Saturated Fat: 4g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 13g Cholesterol: 20mg Sodium: 252mg Carbohydrates: 2g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 1g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 1g