Basil Cream


30 minutes or less

The fresh flavor of basil is dominant in this cooling cream. Refrigerated, it stays fresh for days. In addition to adding it to the Roasted Red Pepper Soup, you can use this on grains, beans and vegetables.

  • tablespoonServings


  • 6 oz. soft silken tofu
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves (about 25 leaves)
  • 1 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1 Tbs. fresh lemon juice


  1. Combine tofu, basil, oil, lemon juice, 1/4 tsp. salt and sprinkling of pepper in food processor or blender. Process until smooth. Transfer to small container, cover, and refrigerate at least 15 minutes or until ready to use.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: Makes 3/4 cup
  • Calories: 18
  • Carbohydrate Content: 1 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 1 mg
  • Fat Content: 2 g
  • Protein Content: 1 g
  • Sodium Content: 49 mg