Ideas for Using Fresh Basil

basil in a basket

What do you do with fresh basil?

  • Pesto is the most common way to use fresh basil. It goes great with fish and pasta.
  • Stuff some sprigs of fresh basil into your favorite olive oil to infuse it.
  • Stack slices of tomato, Mozzarella cheese and a fresh basil leaf and drizzle with Balsamic vinegar.
  • Tomato, Watermelon and Basil Skewers
  • A summer veggie soup with added ribbons of basil has seasonal flair.
  • Chop basil into your favorite salad.
  • Toss whole basil leaves on your favorite pizza when it’s hot out of the oven.
  • Tomato and basil are a match made in seafood heaven.
  • Use aromatic basil to add punch to your everyday side dishes.
  • Basil also goes well with fruit like watermelon, lime, lemon, mango and strawberries.
  • Don’t forget your cocktails! Muddle basil into lemon or berry-based drinks, like daiquiris.

Store basil in a closed plastic or glass container at room temperature.