Basil Lemon Drizzle

This is the little black dress of condiments—appropriate in almost any situation. What it really comes down to is mixing lemon zest, basil, and lemon juice, and—zingo!—you have a condiment that brightens and brings out the flavor in anything you put it on top of veggies, chicken, fish, whatever. An added bonus is the blast of cancer-fighting properties, especially basil’s anti-inflammatory agents and lemon’s antioxidant phytochemicals.

MAKES: 1⁄2 cup
PREP TIME: 5 minutes
COOK TIME: Not applicable

1 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1⁄4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1⁄4 teaspoon sea salt 

Put all of the ingredients in a food processor and process until well blended.   Taste; you may want to add a pinch of salt.