(BAYZ uhl; BAZ uhl) An herb whose aroma and flavor range from peppery and robust to sweet and spicy. Its color can be various shades of green or purple. Basil leaves are used either fresh or dried.


  1. Cheese and Basil Polenta

    A tomato- basil sauce is generously spooned over layers of baked cheese and polenta for this meatless main dish recipe.

  2. Basil -Lemon Shrimp Linguine

    Basil , considered to be a royal herb in ancient Greece, provides color and flavor to this quick seafood and pasta recipe.

  3. Basil -Buttered Salmon

    Looking for a quick and healthy diabetic entree? Prepare this seafood dish in less than 30 minutes. Use the leftover basil -and-butter mixture to season your favorite cooked vegetables.

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  1. Easy Herb-Inspired Cocktail: Gin with Basil and Lime

    Fri, 1 Aug 2014

    t forget about herbs such as mint and basil . Farmer’s markets and grocery stores usually ..... this wildly delicious gin, lime, and basil cocktail. This drink is one of my all-time ..... result. In years past, I’ve made a basil simple syrup that gives the cocktail a nice

  2. Best Basil Recipes: Farmers Market Faves

    Fri, 17 Aug 2012

    Next Italian Basil , Tomato and Pasta Salad Fresh and tasty, this salad is packed with basil flavor and is a great dish for a barbecue or party. Cinnamon Basil Dessert Pesto Pesto isn't just for pasta sauce, as this sweet-and-savory dessert

  3. Basil , Basil , Basil ! 20 Surprising Ways to Use Every Last Leaf!

    Thu, 29 Aug 2013

    Quick, name a recipe you make with basil . If this were Family Feud, you know what ..... remarkable lack of imagination when it comes to basil , one of the most prolific and deliciously ..... number to times I’ve bought a bunch of basil (with fresh pesto in mind, of course

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Food Blogs We Love

  1. Strawberry Basil Lemonade

    Tue, 18 Aug 2015

    Summer's glut of strawberries and fresh basil combine magically to make a stunningly refreshing Strawberry Basil Lemonade. Spike it if you dare.

  2. Cinnamon Basil and Pine Nut Praline Ice Cream

    Fri, 14 Aug 2015

    Traditionally savory summer flavors go sweet in this delicious cinnamon basil and pine nut praline ice cream. I know what you’re thinking. And YES these are the lengths I have to go through to get my husband

  3. Tuscan Kale, Bell Pepper, Zucchini, and Tomato Pasta Salad with Basil Pesto Vinaigrette

    Tue, 14 Jul 2015

    Raw vegetables and a spicy basil pesto vinaigrette that tastes like summer makes this Tuscan kale, bell pepper, zucchini, and tomato pasta salad the perfect

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