I think basil is one of my favorite herbs to cook with. Most people to use it to make pesto even though I like to change it up by making kale pesto. But this was the first herb that I have kept alive now for 8 months and it is still growing so maybe this is why I have a special bond to it. I had it outside in a big pot with tarragon and oregano until winter came and moved it inside to a mason jar. Idea via Pinterest, of course!
You can use it in so many ways:
Or the ever so popular use for a Tomato Basil Soup which I add a twist in my Tomato Tortellini Bisque,
Or you can mix it in sauces like a Tarragon & Basil Marinara,
Or my friend Elise’s favorite recipe of mine Country Skillet Corn.
Tip: 1 tsp. dried basil = 1 Tbsp. fresh basil – To be honest I can’t even remember the last time I used dried basil was.
What is your favorite dish to use basil in? What is your favorite herb to cook with?