Basil is one of the most popular herbs and used around the world for centuries with good reason, it adds a delicious depth of flavor that cannot be matched by other herbs. Not only stop at some uses in cooking, but also treat some diseases such as lower blood pressure, stomach, headache, or bites…With these good uses, we want to write about it as well as share clever ways to use basil leaves in daily life. If you are interested, let check them out with us.
This herb is easy to grow whether in the garden or indoor. They can produce many leaves in a short time. You can harvest basil from your plant at any time, which is why a sunny kitchen window is a perfect position for this delicious herb. Giving it a space in the garden and try some. They promise to keep you amazed!
#1 Classic Pesto
One of the best known sweet basil based recipes, pesto alla Genovese is fantastic on pasta, pizza, and salads, or served with meat or fish. This recipe is made with fresh aromatic basil, raw garlic, aged parmesan, pine nuts, and extra virgin olive oil.
#2 Dressings and Marinades
Basil is an incredibly versatile herb, it can be used in all manner of dressings and marinades
#3 Vinegar and Oil
Preserving the flavors of basil through vinegar or oil infusions is a simple way to store and use your excess basil leaves, without the need for fancy equipment. Making this basil vinegar for use in salad dressings, marinades and other recipes requiring vinegar.
#4 Herbal Butter
The butter flavor is a wonderfully tasty addition to grilled meats and vegetables, pasta, potatoes and breads. Save money and preserve your basil bounty by making your own flavored organic butter
#5 Basil Salt
Another way to use your basil leaves while sneakily imparting a flavor burst to your food, basil salt is surprisingly easy to make.
#6 Sauces and Soups
One of the most classic pairings in Italian cuisine is tomato and basil which is why you can’t go wrong adding some fresh or dried basil herb to your tomato-based pasta and pizza sauces, along with those for cottage pie, lasagna, and more. Soups, too, are a fantastic way to enjoy basil.
#7 Salads and Sandwiches
Basil works in all manner of sandwiches too whether they’re open or closed or served on wraps, pita bread, flatbreads, and more.
#8 Bread and Pasta
Don’t just serve basil on your pasta or bread, mix it into the dough of these delicious staples. This basil and garlic fettuccine is so flavorful it doesn’t require much more than a light butter or olive oil sauce and the flecks of basil liven up the dinner plate.
Basil’s peppery flavor doesn’t just lend itself to savory dishes, it actually works surprisingly well in a great many desserts too such as
lemon basil yogurt cake, mint basil syrup, strawberry basil shortcakes, basil ice-creaml.
Add a little zing to many cocktails with a few torn basil leaves, gin and tonic, vodka and soda, or even a mojito will all benefit from its peppery flavor.