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.

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    Global Cuisine

    32 reviews

    Simple combination of garlic, basil and parmesan cheese combine in this vinaigrette recipe that can be used on any green salad.

    Recipe by: Richard

    232 reviews

    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.

    Recipe by: Janet Schaufele

    18 reviews

    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.

    Recipe by: CSANDST1

    63 reviews

    A thick and warming lentil soup, perfect for a filling lunch with some crusty bread. This works best using a hand held blender.

    Recipe by: Dave-o

    4 reviews

    A phytochemical in corn protects your eyes against age-related macular degeneration, which causes blindness.

    Recipe by: Lynn Lewis

    206 reviews

    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.

    Recipe by: kgwen

    37 reviews

    Barbecued sautéed eggplant with tofu in a sauce made with blended chillies, garlic, coriander and lime juice. Serve with steamed rice.

    Recipe by: ACHRISTOU

    82 reviews

    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.

    Recipe by: Suzanne

    4 reviews

    Plum tomatoes or full-flavoured summer tomatoes are best for this recipe, but you can also use tinned tomatoes.

    Recipe by: Ariana Klepac

    468 reviews

    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.

    Recipe by: sal

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