Basil pesto and basil chicken are perhaps the most classic uses of this wonderful herb, but fresh basil is also a wonderful addition to soup, stew and stir fry recipes.
Simple combination of garlic, basil and parmesan cheese combine in this vinaigrette recipe that can be used on any green salad.
I love this easy chicken salad because you can eat it as is or you can use it to fill sandwiches or baguettes. A great thing to have in the fridge.
This delicious dish makes a great dip or entree. Basil and tomatoes are seasoned with green chilli, garlic and sea salt. Serve with toasted baguette slices or pitta wedges.
A thick and warming lentil soup, perfect for a filling lunch with some crusty bread. This works best using a hand held blender.
A phytochemical in corn protects your eyes against age-related macular degeneration, which causes blindness.
Basil and sun-dried tomato add flavor and zing to this simple yet delicious pasta salad recipe. It's perfect for picnics, potlucks, bring a plates and great served warm or cold. You may want to add a clove of minced garlic as well.
Barbecued sautéed eggplant with tofu in a sauce made with blended chillies, garlic, coriander and lime juice. Serve with steamed rice.
Chicken thighs are an underrated and more flavourful cut of chicken. This is a simple baked recipe that coats them in basil, breadcrumbs and Parmesan.
Plum tomatoes or full-flavoured summer tomatoes are best for this recipe, but you can also use tinned tomatoes.
Aromatic and fresh basil leaves are blended with Parmesan, walnuts and cloves of fresh garlic. This pesto tastes great on pasta, with tomatoes or even as a dip.