What Are Some Good Ways to Use My Fresh Basil?

What Are Some Good Ways to Use My Fresh Basil?

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Faith Durand
Jul 1, 2010
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? (Image: Emma Christensen)
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