Uses for Fresh Basil |

Last year, I planted basil in the ground for the first time.  Prior to that, I always potted it, so I was blown away at how big the basil plants grew! They were easily 6x larger than their potted counterparts.  I was overwhelmed with the amount of basil I had, and wasn’t sure how I would manage to eat enough caprese salads or margherita pizzas to use up my abundant supply. As much as I love those recipes,  I needed to come up with some more uses for fresh basil! 

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I ended up making pesto and freezing it, which worked out great.  I had “fresh” pesto for sandwiches and pasta in the middle of December!  As my supply of basil kept coming, I decided to find some delicious uses for fresh basil from my favorite bloggers, along with some of my favorite recipes.  Here is a round-up of the best fresh basil recipes I could find.  Enjoy! 

Uses for Fresh Basil

I recently moved into an apartment, and unfortunately can’t plant basil directly into the ground.  I did get a hearty plant and put it in a pot on my patio.  As there is only one person in my house who likes basil (yours truly), this one plant seems to be perfect for me.  Someday though, when I move back into a house, I will have basil a plenty, and will be looking for more uses for fresh basil. 

If you have any favorite uses for fresh basil, I would love to hear them! Please share your favorite recipes or uses for fresh basil in the comments below 🙂

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4 Responses to Uses for Fresh Basil

  1. Thank you so much for including our Peach Basil Salsa in your wonderful collection. Excited to try so many of these.

  2. Dawn @ Transformed By Food says:

    These all look delicious! I’m going to have to start thinking outside the basil in tomato sauce (or pesto) box. Thanks for sharing so many great recipes.

  3. Julia Soriano says:


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