What Can I Do With All My Basil?

What Can I Do With All My Basil?

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Faith Durand
Sep 11, 2009
Q: HELP! I planted basil from seeds this year, and wound up with about 60 basil plants that are in full swing right now. I can't keep up with all the beautiful basil leaves they're producing, and my freezer (and the freezers of my friends) is already chock full of frozen pesto. What else can I make with all this basil? Sent by Rachel Editor: Rachel, one of our favorite ways to use up a lot of basil is just to throw handfuls into pasta or into a stir-fry. Try this Lemony Ricotta Pasta with Basil, or pan-fry some rice noodles with soy sauce, basil, and a little hot sauce for a quick Thai-inspired dish. Here are a couple more ideas, too: • Even More Basil Cocktails: Strawberry, Lemon, and VodkaTip: Freezing Summer Basil Readers -- more non-pesto ideas for Rachel's basil? Related: Tips: Three Ways To Preserve Fresh Herbs (Image: Faith Durand)
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