Looking For The Perfect Basil Recipe?

Find the perfect basil recipe to suit any occasion, from appetizer recipes through dessert recipes and everything in between.

Basil is such a versatile herb that it can enhance just about anything. Use it to add a splash of color and a wonderful, sweet flavor to your favorite dishes. Once you fall in love with the flavor and aroma you will be looking for more way to use it.

On this page, you will find ideas ranging from classic stand-by's to new, innovative ways to use this herb in drinks, dessert and other ways you might never have thought of.


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You will find recipes with basil in dried form as well as a variety of fresh basil recipes that will allow you to use the leaves fresh from the garden or farm stand. Either way, these recipes are sure to please.

appetizer recipes

Appetizer Recipes

A wonderful assortment of recipes perfect for cocktail parties, finger foods or a light before-dinner treat.

Fried Basil Leaves Sweet and Sour Basil Tomatoes
Brushetta Herb Feta Spread
Mozz Kabobs Potato Plank Bruschetta

Salami Crisps with Sour Cream and Basil

basil breakfast recipes

Breakfast Recipes

Don't forget to eat your greens...even at breakfast. These recipes will help.

Tomato Basil Fritatta Caprese Muffins
Tomato, Basil & Feta Omelette

chicken recipes

Chicken Recipes

Chicken and basil are a match made in heaven. Here are some recipes combining these two ingredients.

Pasta with Chicken and Basil Cream Pesto Chicken with Basil Cream
Mustard Basil Chicken Tomato, Basil & Garlic Chicken

basil breakfast recipes

Dessert Recipes

Many people don't think of using herbs in desserts, but you can! Here are some sweet treats for you to try.

Chocolate and Brie Puffs

dried herb recipes

Dried Herb Recipes

A wonderful assortment of dried herb mixes to enhance your cooking.

Bouquet Garni Recipe
Herbes de Provence
Pasta Blend
Vegetable Seasoning
Italian Seasoning Recipe

basil pasta recipes

Pasta Recipes

Basil is a typical Italian herb and Italian food means pasta. If you love the flavors of Italy, you'll love these recipes.

Tomato Basil Pasta Basil Pasta, Chicken and Mushrooms
Linguine, Tomatoes and Basil Cream Summer Basil Pasta Salad
Breezy Summer Pasta
Tomato Brie Pasta
Basil Pasta Salad with Arugula Creamy Pasta Casserole

basil salad recipes

Salad Recipes

Fresh herbs are perfect in salads. Here are some salad recipes for you to enjoy.

Summer Basil Pasta Salad Basil Pasta Salad with Arugula
Tomato Basil Panzanella Corn and Asparagus Salad
Fresh Tomato Mozzarella Salad

basil sauce recipes

Sauce & Marinade Recipes

Make a fresh sauce or freeze the bounties of your garden. These recipes will add fantastic flavor to all of your dishes.

Basil Dressing Flavored Mayonnaise (Basil Mango)
Parsley Basil Salad Dressing Basil Infused Olive Oil
Basil Butter Classic Basil Pesto Recipe
Walnut Pesto Recipe Basil Cream Sauce
Basil Shallot Mustard Basil Paste
Presto Pesto Spinach Basil Pesto
Basil Lemon Salad Dressing and Marinade

simple suppers

Simple Suppers

There is no end to the simple, but delicious suppers you can create with basil.

Torta Caprese Cheesy Spaghetti Squash
Creamy Pasta Casserole The Roman Panini
Tomato Basil Hamburgers with Mushrooms Quick Broccoli with Basil Mushrooms

basil soup recipes

Soup Recipes

There is nothing better to warm yourself on a chilly day than a bowl of homemade soup. Give one of these a try.

Fresh Tomato Basil Soup la Madeleine Tomato Basil Soup
Tomato Basil Bisque Basil White Bean and Tomato Soup
Low Fat Fresh Tomato and Basil Soup

basil thai recipes

Thai Recipes

Basil is a prominent herb in Thai cooking. Here are some recipes that you can enjoy when you want to spice things up a bit.

Thai Basil Chicken Thai Basil Fried Rice

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Homemade Basil Mayonnaise Sauce 
Homemade basil mayonnaise is fast and easy to make in a blender or food processor. If you want to use raw egg yolk, buy irradiated eggs which are now …

Basil Pasta Salad Not rated yet
I invented this recipe one day when I was messing around in the kitchen and trying to make something from just what I already had. It has become one …

Best Zucchini Basil Soup Not rated yet
Ingredients: 2 pounds zucchini (trimmed and cut crosswise into thirds) 3/4 cup chopped onion 2 garlic cloves, chopped 1/4 cup olive oil 4 cups …

Amazing Vegan Pizza Dough Not rated yet
Ingredients: 1 pkg. yeast 2 cups flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup lukewarm water, split in half. You will use only 1/2 cup of water at a time. 3 tbsp …

Penne with broccoli and raisins Not rated yet
Basil is an herb which is a classic accompaniment to tomato dishes and important in Italian cooking. It enhances the flavor and aroma of the dish. I …

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Herb Cookbooks

If you are looking for ways to use your basil, here are some cookbooks focused on herbs. If you do not find exactly what you are looking for, click on the store name to go directly to the store's website to search more easily.

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