I have the world’s worst black thumb. Until recently, the only plant I have been able to keep alive is a Christmas cactus that I was given as a gift when my grandfather died years ago. That changed recently when I purchased a hydroponic basil plant because they were out of regular basil. On a whim, I decided to plant it and it has been flourishing ever since. The more it grows, the more I realize that I need to find ways to use it and I collected 21 recipes with basil.
I love basil and already had a few ways to use it but, even with giving some away, my plant was still producing way more than I even expected. Now, I am excited to try these new recipes.
Strawberry Basil Teagarita from Just Us Four
Basil Simple Syrup from Domestic Superhero
Cheese Torta with Basil from Andrea’s Recipes
Tomato Basil Bisque from The Neighborhood Moms
Caprese Pastry from Framed Cooks
Whipped Basil Feta Dip from Domestic Superhero
Shrimp Risotto with Basil Pesto from Keep It Simple Sweetie
Cantaloupe Basil Sorbet from All Four Burners
Basil Vinaigrette from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Skinny Spicy Basil Chicken from Domestic Superhero
Chicken Salad with Basil and Parmesan from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Tomato Basil Boursin Pizza from Erica’s Recipes
Sundried Tomato Basil Spread from Snappy Gourmet
Copycat Olive Garden Bruschetta from Amanda’s Cookin
Baked Basil Tomatoes with Feta from Lori’s Culinary Creations
Corn and Basil Muffins from Crepes of Wrath
Strawberry Basil Smoothie from Keep It Simple Sweetie
Thai Basil Chicken from Andrea’s Recipes
Blueberry, Cucumber and Basil Salad from Cafe Johnsonia
Cucumber Basil Water from Krystal’s Kitsch
And, when I just can’t get around to using it all, I can always refer to Practically Functional’s Guide on how to store basil.