Basil also called great basil, is a culinary herb. It is a tender plant, and is used in cuisines worldwide
Basil also called great basil, is a culinary herb of the family Lamiaceae (mints).
Basil is native to tropical regions from Central Africa to Southeast Asia. It is a tender plant, and is used in cuisines worldwide.
There are many varieties of basil. The type used commonly as a flavour is typically called sweet basil (or Genovese basil), as opposed to Thai basil, lemon basil, and holy basil.

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  1. detroitdad

    Recipe Strawberry Basil Margaritas

    A pretty simple, yet very delicious drink recipe that the entire family can enjoy. My son doesn't drink. I made his without the alcohol. I put everything in my ninja blender until I got this slushy drink. 2 ounces of tequila (I use Espolon) 1 ounce of cointreau 3/4 ounce of lime juice handful...
  2. msmofet

    Recipe Ms. Mofet's Tomato Salad Puttanesca

    Ms. Mofet's Tomato Salad Puttanesca 4 vine ripe tomatoes, chopped 1/2 red onion, chopped 3 TBSP. capers 1/2 C. Kalamata olives, pitted and coarsely chopped 6 flat anchovy filets, chopped 1-2 garlic cloves, chopped, or to taste 1/3 C. flat leaf Italian parsley (a couple of handfuls), coarsely...
  3. medtran49

    Recipe Italian potato-tomato-basil casserole

    We had this dish for the first time at an Italian-American neighbor's home. Craig absolutely loved it. I'm glad for the potato pick as it reminded me of this dish. We haven't had it in a really long time. It was on our weekly menu prior to Craig's issue so will remain after he comes home...
  4. The Late Night Gourmet

    Recipe Basil Cornbread Muffins

    My wife's mom found a market with fresh corn, and she asked my wife how much corn she wanted. I thought I heard her say that she wanted a dozen ears of corn, but I misheard her. She said she wanted two dozen ears of corn. Obviously, she likes corn, but she clearly didn't think things through. My...
  5. Windigo

    Recipe My mother's red onion & feta tart

    One of my favorites. Pretty easy to make, though it does take some skill in the baking department. But easy to impress with if your guests are the type that will try anything. For the dough: 175g white flour 75g butter 45 ml grated parmesan cheese 1 egg yolk For the onion filling: 450 g red...
  6. Hemulen

    Recipe Vegetable Soup with Burrata

    Vegetable Soup with Burrata Serves 6-8 | Preparation and cooking time ~60 min (+ 8-12 hours if soaking and cooking the beans) I have to back up with my previous argument that tomatoes and fatty dairy products don’t go well together (except in pizzas and cheese-topped tomato tarts). Butter and...
  7. 16 Oz. Bag of Basil

    16 Oz. Bag of Basil

    16 Oz. Bag of Basil
  8. Windigo

    Recipe Pasta alla Bruno

    One for the recipe challenge. My version of Nigella Lawsons pasta alla Bruno. Her version is very basic, containing only cherry tomatoes, garlic, bacon and optional mozzarella. Mine contains those ingredients, but I swapped mozzarella for burrata and I added an onion, chilli flakes, and...
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  10. Hemulen

    Recipe Mushroom Pasta

    Mushroom Pasta Serves 4-6 | Cooking time 30 min Ingredients ✧ 500 g/1.1 lb/17.6 oz dry pasta (~1200 g/2.6 lb when cooked) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ✧ 150 g/5.3 oz shallots ✧ 7-8 cloves of garlic ✧ 1 green chil(l)i pepper ✧ 2-3 tablespoons ev olive oil ✧ 1-2 tablespoon(s) maple syrup...
  11. The Late Night Gourmet

    Recipe Chicken Liver Pate

    If you decide to make this, ask your houseguests if they have ever had duck liver pate. If they say no, tell them, “then you are in for a treat!” You aren’t technically lying, because you didn’t say “this is duck liver pate”. And, you've just brightened their day because they get to tell their...
  12. The Late Night Gourmet

    Recipe Tomato Basil Soup

    As far as I'm concerned, tomato soup should always be made with basil. I almost posted this as tomato soup, but tomato basil soup sounds more exotic. My wife’s uncle grows tomatoes…so many that he can’t eat them all. They’re incredibly tasty, but we can rarely finish using them in salads and...
  13. TastyReuben

    Recipe Garlic-Basil Mayonnaise

    Garlic-Basil Mayonnaise Makes about 1-1/2 cups Ingredients 1 cup fresh basil leaves 2 egg yolks 3 cloves garlic, finely minced 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice ¾ teaspoon salt, or to taste 1 pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste freshly ground black pepper to taste 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1 ½...
  14. Honey Basil Garlic Pesto Cavatapi

    Honey Basil Garlic Pesto Cavatapi

    Honey Basil Garlic Pesto Cavatapi
  15. flyinglentris

    Recipe Honey Basil Garlic Pesto

    Honey Basil Garlic Pesto: Ingredients: 1) Basil - 6 tblspns. 2) Parmesan cheese, grated - 6 tblspns. 3) Garlic - 4 large cloves 4) Garlic, crushed - 1 tblspn. 5) Olive oil - 1/8 cup 6) Lemon juice - 2 tspns. 7) Honey - 2 tblspns. Procedure: 1) Chop the garlic cloves into small pieces. 2)...
  16. Honey Basil Garlic Pesto

    Honey Basil Garlic Pesto

    Honey Basil Garlic Pesto
  17. mjd

    Recipe Strawberry Basil Chicken

    Strawberry Basil Chicken Strawberry Basil Chicken - Wholesomelicious SERVINGS 4 Ingredients 3-4 large chicken breasts 1-2 tbsp olive oil 3 garlic cloves crushed 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar + more to taste 1/2 tsp sea salt 1/2 tsp pepper 2 cups chopped fresh strawberries 1 cup...
  18. G

    Basil pasta from turkey.

    Hello i am after a recipe basil pasta which I had every day when I was in turkey in 2019. It was a simply told it’s not a pesto, just basil pasta from the chef who didn’t speak much English. It was simple cold pasta very light on the sauce. doshe anyone know of a basil sauce pasta dish?
  19. Hemulen

    Recipe Pistachio & Basil Bread

    Pistachio & Basil Bread 1 large loaf | Total cooking time 3-3,5 hours (kneading, rising, baking) Ingredients 500 ml/g (~2.1 US cups) water 11 g (~0.39 oz/1 pouch) active dry yeast 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon caster sugar 3 teaspoons dried basil 50 ml/g ev olive oil 50 g (~95 ml or 1.76 oz)...
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    Beef rolls ready.jpeg

    Stuffed with ham, cheese and basil
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