Fresh basil is a flavor powerhouse and while pesto is delicious, there are more great ways to use this fragrant herb.
3 Delicious non-pesto basil recipes
1. Bruschetta with Basil-Infused Olive Oil
Basil is probably best known as the counterpart to tomato. And for good reason, the two go together like bread and butter. In this bruschetta recipe, olive oil is infused with fresh basil, then brushed onto baguette slices for intense basil flavor.
2. Curried Corn with Basil and Coconut Milk
Basil and yellow curry are another match made in heaven. In this easy side dish, corn is served in a coconut curry sauce that’s flavored with chopped fresh basil.
3. Roasted Lemon Basil Potatoes
Roasted lemon potatoes get a boost of freshness and flavor from basil mixed with olive oil in this easy side dish.