Basil is delicious, easy to grow in bulk and makes some pretty memorable meals. Here are some of our favorite recipes.
Fresh basil with its distinctive smell and delicious flavor is a versatile herb and firm favorite for a variety of dishes - from classic bolognese to a herby twist in a cocktail, and more.
Since it really comes into its stride prodigiously in summer, it’s easy to accidentally grow a simply enormous amount. The best way to get a strong basil flavor is to stir it in, fresh, at the end, but that will differ per recipe.
This delicious and popular dish is great as a dip, stirred into pasta and eaten with cheese and crackers. It’s a fast way to use up a large amount of this herb and it makes fantastic gifts too - just store in sterilized jars and add a ribbon for a festive touch.
PIZZA WITH CHERRY TOMATOES AND BASIL
Quick, easy and delicious! This is a meal the kids will love and that’s fun to pull together.
GRILLED MUSHROOMS STUFFED WITH BASIL MAYO
These can be done fried in a pan, but are even better when barbequed for an added smokey flavor that pairs beautifully with the mushrooms and the simple to whip up basil mayo (also great for sandwiches!)
SIMPLE BOLOGNESE RECIPE
Make an exceptional pasta with the fresh herbs from your vertical garden. The basil pairs particularly well with the tomato base for a meal to remember.
BASIL, CRANBERRY AND MINT JULEP
Make your own cranberry syrup and add basil for a delicious cocktail your friends will be requesting every time they come around.
LIME AND BASIL SORBET
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You’d be surprised at how refreshing and delicious this citrus and basil sorbet is - just the thing to cool you down after a long, hot day in the garden.
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