Glad you could join me for my first monthly ingredient link party! I'm so excited! I can't wait to see what you all have created with basil.
Basil is a wonderfully delicious herb, with notes of licorice and cloves. There are many varities of basil. The most common one is the Genovese cultivar. It's the one you most often see in Italian cooking. However, basil is not only in Italian dishes; it is also in many south Asian dishes, like Thai and Vietnamese. Originally from India, basil had made its way into our hearts and our stomachs.
Some great ideas for basil include:
-A classic Caprese salad of tomatoes, mozzarella and basil, drizzled with some olive oil.
-Add Thai basil to your favorite stir fry
-Use chopped lemon basil to give lemonade another layer of flavor
What are your favorite way to use basil? Share your ideas with us in the comments or by linking up your favorite recipes!
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