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Basil Rouille Spread


1 cup snipped fresh basil

1 small tomato, seeded and chopped

1/3 cup fine dry bread crumbs

1 or 2 fresh small Serrano or jalapeno chile peppers, seeded and diced

1 teaspoon salt

½ cup olive oil


In a medium bowl combine basil, tomato, bread crumbs, garlic, chile peppers, and salt; mix well. Gradually stir in olive oil; mix well. Cover and chill. To serve, bring to room temperature and stir before serving. Makes 1 ½ cups.