What Are Some Good Ways to Use My Fresh Basil?

What Are Some Good Ways to Use My Fresh Basil?

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?

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