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Cooking with basil - 41 recipes

Research our wide variety of recipes using basil. Basil is a common herb that adds a delicious fresh flavor to almost any cuisine form Italian to Thai!

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VIDEO: Easy Cheesy Mini Pizzas

We are definitely making these Easy Cheesy Mini Pizzas for our next party!

Ingredients

  • Pizza Dough (homemade or store bought)
  • Shredded cheese
  • Pizza sauce
  • Cured ham, shredded
  • 4 eggs
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Fresh basil

Method

  1. Roll out the dough
  2. Use a small bowl to cut the dough into rounds
  3. Add shredded cheese
  4. Place in oven on an oven tray afr 10 min at 355°F
  5. Put each dough round into a ramekin
  6. Add 1 tbsp pizza sauce, a handful of shredded cured ham 
  7. Break an egg into each pizza
  8. Top with sliced cherry tomatoes and a basil leaf
  9. Place in oven for another 15 mins at 355°F
  10. Garnish with parsley and a pinch of pepper
  11. Serve and enjoy!

Top rated Basil recipes

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So yesterday I went to my friend's garden and got a TON of cherry tomatoes

  • 1 c all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 c whole wheat flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 t dried Italian seasoning
  • 5 T unsalted butter, fat free! cold and cut into cubes
  • 2 T shortening, cold and cut into cubes
  • 1/2 c skim milk
  • 2 1/2 pints heirloom cherry tomatoes
  • 2 T fresh basil, cut into chiffonade (thin strips)
  • 1 T evoo (extra virgin olive oil)
4.7/5 (54 Votes)

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Toast pine nuts until golden brown

  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 pound grated parmigiano reggiano cheese
  • 3 ounces pine nuts (a handful)
  • 2 cloves garlic, popped from skin
  • 1 bunch basil, about 40 to 50 leaves
5/5 (1 Votes)

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Quinoa is a healthy, protein rich, low glycemic grain that can be prepared as you would any rice dish

  • 1 clove chopped garlic
  • 1 TBLS. grapeseed oil (or canola oil)
  • 1 cup quinoa - cooked according to package directions
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 TBLS. chopped parsley
  • 1 TBLS. chopped basil
  • 1 small mozzarella cut in cubes
  • 1 pint of grape tomatoes cut in half
  • Drizzle of olive oil & Balsamic vinegar
  • salt & pepper to taste
4.5/5 (11 Votes)

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Cut tomatoes into regular slices

  • 6 large tomatoes (whatever tomatoes you prefer: beefsteak, roma, cherry . . .)
  • 14 oz mozzarella,
  • 1 bunch of fresh basil
  • vinaigrette:
  • olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper, mustard, salt (fleur de sel)
4.5/5 (28 Votes)

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Day before: Soak beans in cold water the night before

  • 14 oz pasta butterflies
  • 8 oz coco beans (haricots cocos)
  • 3 tomatoes
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 8 oz tuna in oil
  • 1 bird pepper (or any hot pepper)
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 1 large sweet onion
  • basil
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
4.5/5 (21 Votes)

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Cut chicken breasts into thin slices, salt and pepper

  • 1 1/3 lb chicken breast
  • 1 large bunch of basil
  • 2/3 gr of grated parmesan
  • scant 1/2 cup of pine nuts
  • 8 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon wine vinegar
  • 1 jar of sun dried tomatoes
  • 2 balls of mozzarella di bufala
  • 16 slices of ham
4.4/5 (13 Votes)

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Preheat oven to 425 F

  • 16 cannelloni noodles (Italian if possible)
  • fresh goat cheese
  • 1/3 cup of olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 onion
  • basil
  • chives
  • sun-dried tomatoes
  • 2 eggs
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 scant cup of cream
  • grated cheese
  • breadcrumbs
4.4/5 (19 Votes)

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Makes 1 1/3 cup

  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons dried basil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (optional)
4.1/5 (42 Votes)

The perfect appetizer to enjoy with an Italian dinner

  • A variety of cherry tomatoes (e.g., red and yellow), quartered
  • Balsamic vinegar, to taste
  • extra virgin olive oil, to taste
  • fresh basil leaves, chiffonade (thinly sliced)
  • crostini or toasted sliced baguette
  • 1 small (3 or 4 ounce) package of chèvre (goat cheese), plain or herbed
4.1/5 (25 Votes)

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Boil/Steam white rice

  • 1 Cup White Rice
  • 4 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Basil
4/5 (16 Votes)

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