Diamond in the (very) Rough (deftonedpiano) wrote in vegancooking,
Diamond in the (very) Rough

Basil Emergency

Hi everyone,

I just made a pot of lentil soup where I cooked them in a sauce of tomato paste, vegetable stock, herbs, and what have you. I added a lot of basil, because I love it, but I think I did a no-no.

I tasted my soup, and I have to say, it tastes soapy. I thought maybe I hadn't washed my stick blender properly when I blended it, but no, everything was clean.

So, I guessed it might be the basil, did a search, and found that it's a common problem with basil that grows that way sometimes, and some people just taste soap when they eat basil no matter what.

The basil was a chopped organic variety in a refrigerator jar.

Anyway, this is a TON of soup, and I don't want to waste it. Does anyone have a suggestion for either counterbalancing the basil to undermine it, or some strategies to just overwhelm the flavor with something else?

I don't want to wast this!

Tags: herbs-basil
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