Welcome to all of my regular readers, and to those who clicked over from Amy’s Finer Things’ citrus fruit dip post! I am really excited to be participating in the Oily Families’ Essentially Summer Recipe series. A group of Oily Family bloggers are posting their favorite recipes, from drinks to entrees, using Young Living essential oils. To check out the entire series start at My Blessed Life.
I have posted before about how essential oils have helped to boost our immune systems, regulate our moods, manage our stress, etc, etc, etc. But did you know you can cook with them too?
Young Living essential oils are the ONLY brand that I would ingest or give to my family, and one of the few that are FDA approved for consumption.
Today I am going to show you how to incorporate the essential oil Basil into an amazing vegan bruschetta. This bruschetta makes a great appetizer (I served it on homemade baguettes from my friend Mandee’s recipe, which you can find here!), or even a light meal when you don’t want to heat the kitchen up!
Isn’t that baguette pretty? Ok, well the top half anyway.
- 4 ripe tomatoes, diced
- 1/4 C olive oil
- 3 drops Young Living Basil essential oil
- 2 T dry parsley
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- salt to taste
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and let marinate at room temperature for several hours. Use a spoon to place bruschetta on top of baguettes or french bread. Salt to taste.
Now, a little Basil essential oil goes a long way in cooking, so what are you going to do with the entire bottle? Thats a lot of bruschetta! Basil essential oil can also be used for:
- inhaled for mental clarity
- diffused to support breathing
- supports cardio and muscle systems
This often-overlooked oil has a LOT of amazing uses – its definitely worth adding to your collection! Wondering how to purchase, or have more questions about Young Living? Click the essential oil tab above.
For another great recipe using Young Living Basil essential oil, click on over to Crystal & Co. who is whipping up Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Pinwheels.