Since Basil comes in a number of varieties, some recipes in this category are only for certain kinds of basil. For example, Sweet Basil, Thai Basil, and Lemon Basil have distinctly different flavors, so their recipes will vary according to the foods they complement. See the full recipe details along with our suggestions as to which variety is best by clicking on the blue link in each summary.
Pesto can be used as a spread on sandwiches, crackers, and baguettes, as a pizza sauce, served warm over your favorite pasta, or as an addition to any soup base.
Hot Buttered Noodles with Summer Vegetables and Herbs is a perfect dish to highlight your summer garden! Let it be the main dish for a luncheon, or the perfect compliment to an evening BBQ.
Tuscan Bread Salad Try this in your lunch box. The bread makes it stick to your ribs better than an ordinary salad, and it contains more healthy veggies than a sandwich could hold.
Basil Garlic Eggs a great tasting breakfast that’s fast and easy!
Herb Dip a cool and refreshing dip for fresh vegetables and even chips and pretzles.
Herb Butter for Corn on the Cob This herb butter brightens up the flavor of corn and adds a nice zest.
Hummus with Purple Basil Add a little color and flavor to your hummus with fresh herbs.
Mark’s Tomato Cucumber Salad A refreshing summer salad recipe from our friend Mark at the Independence Farmer’s Market!
Garlic Brown Sugar Crockpot Chicken Fix it and forget it! Super easy and full of flavor. The slow cooking makes the chicken extremely tender. This recipe calls for Red Rubin Vinegar as listed in the recipe above; you may substitute if necessary.
Sandwich Ideas with Basil Basil adds a special depth of flavor to sandwiches of all sorts; try lemon, lettuce leaf, red rubin or sweet basil varieties.
Creamy Basil Salad Dressing Use as a cool veggie dip or enjoy over a green salad.
Basil Carbonara This is among the quickest of dinner recipes, all you need is a fresh green salad and a crusty loaf of bread for a perfect meal.
Sun Dried Tomato and Basil Vinaigrette This dressing has amazing flavor. Try it as a marinade for chicken, a dipping sauce for bread, on your favorite greens, or over a pasta salad.
Red Rubin Basil Vinegar Right away the vinegar starts turning a beautiful translucent deep red! Use it for anything you’d use vinegar for, it makes a wonderful addition to salads and marinades.
Mediterranean Rotisserie Salad A beautiful and healthy dish to make ahead for company or a busy work day. Perfect pot luck dish! Serve warm or cold.
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