Basil is one of the most versatile herbs around. The most common type is sweet basil. With a sweet, peppery, and slightly minty taste, it brightens up many meals. You don’t need a huge garden space for it to grow and come warmer weather it bursts with leaves. We’ve found an assortment of recipes that feature fresh basil. From pesto to pasta, chicken to cookies, there’s a fresh basil recipe to suit everyone.
“Grilled chicken is the perfect meal for summer! Add a simple marinade of the best flavors, and you’ll be making this Honey Lemon Basil Grilled Chicken all summer long! It is a healthy and easy chicken recipe your whole family will enjoy!” – Carrian and Cade
“Made with garden-fresh tomatoes, spicy red onions, delicious sweet basil, and an easy three ingredient balsamic dressing, this Tomato Basil Salad takes just 10 minutes to prepare start to finish. Enjoy this gluten-free, dairy-free, and low-carb Tomato Basil Salad as a light lunch or delicious side to all your favorite main courses.” – Jessica
“We can never have too many delicious and quick chicken recipes, can we?! You’ll love this healthy, juicy Italian Baked Chicken Recipe. Boneless skinless chicken breasts prepared with a simple spice mixture, garlic and olive oil, and finished with fresh parsley and basil!” – Suzy
“Tomato Basil Pasta is a quick and easy recipe made with tender penne pasta and juicy grape tomatoes. Perfect for lunch or dinner and ready in just 20 minutes, it’s a delicious meal that the whole family will love.” – Kristin
“Basil pesto is a great shortcut ingredient to use. It’s packed with flavor, and I knew using it as a little marinade and putting it in the pasta would make a great dish! It’s a winner winner chicken dinner folks!” – Jaren
“Nut-free pesto is a recipe you are going to want to save so you can use over and over again. It will go well with many of your other dishes, and it tastes phenomenal. I even give you tips on how to make it dairy-free too! This is wonderful for dinner parties or just a night at home.” – Sandi
“I’ve always loved a big salad loaded with plenty of incredible ingredients. A little olive oil and vinegar drizzled on top and I’m a happy camper. Then of course sometimes I want a spectacular dressing. This Strawberry Basil Dressing most definitely qualifies. It is spectacular. Really. I am tempted to guzzle it straight from the bottle. But I don’t. Because restraint, y’all.” – Christina