5 Uses for Fresh Basil
1. Make Pesto
Make a simple pesto with fresh basil, garlic, pine nuts, olive oil, salt, and pepper to use on pasta dishes, potatoes, sandwiches, or salads.
2. Top Pizza
Place fresh basil leaves on a homemade Margherita pizza or opt for a simple tomato and basil pizza sauce as the base with fresh vegetables on top. Pizza and basil options are endless.
3. Blend into Sauces
Tomato and basil are a classic pairing, which is why adding some fresh basil to tomato-based pasta sauces is one of the most common uses. You can also make classic basil sauces with fresh lemon and garlic easily in a food processor or blender.
4. Use as a Garnish
Garnish dishes with full basil leaves or finely chop to add subtle flavor throughout soups, salads and even desserts. Top watermelon with basil and mint for a yummy, unexpected twist.
5. Add to DrinksUse fresh basil in cocktails or mocktails for a fun evening! Create a strawberry, lemon, and basil drink or even a mojito. Muddle the basil or use it as a topping.
At Whole Harvest, we believe in making healthy eating easier for everyone. Having fresh herbs like basil on-hand can easily elevate a meal. Follow us on Facebook or Instagram for more tips and recipes!