Q: I have an abundance of basil growing on my patio this summer. Beyond using it in tomato/basil/mozzarella salad and spaghetti sauce, I'm at a loss!
Any creative suggestions on how to use basil, cooking or otherwise?
Sent by Kaira
Editor: Kaira, well, one time-honored way to use up lots and lots of basil is pesto! Here's one recipe for an easy pesto:
• Recipe: Last Chance Basil Pesto
You can also cook it in stir-fries, add it to lemonade or cocktails or put it on pasta or pizza.
Readers, any more good ideas for Kaira and her basil?
Related: What Can I Do With All My Basil?
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