I love cooking with fresh basil. It’s a great plant to grow at home because it is low maintenance. Around August and September, I usually have a surplus of fresh basil that I don’t want to go to waste. Whether you buy your fresh basil from the grocery store or harvest it from your own garden, I will share with you how to make 10 easy fresh basil recipes.
What’s on the menu you’re wondering?
My easy fresh basil recipe, 3-Step Caprese Salad, plus Garden Fresh Bruschetta, White Four-Cheese Pizza With Basil and Garlic, Turkey Bacon and Avocado Grilled Cheese, Spicy Basil Lemon Chicken, Basil, Tomato, & Feta, Grilled Corn Salad, Sweet Basil Vinaigrette, Pan fried Cod in a Citrus and Basil Butter Sauce, Simple Honey Basil Fruit Salad, and Homemade Basil Pesto.
Easy 3-Step Caprese Salad Recipe With Fresh Basil
This is my favorite easy fresh basil recipe because it is so simple and you can really taste the robust flavor of the basil. In just a few minutes, you can combine mozzarella, sliced tomatoes, chopped basil and olive oil. Mix it together, sprinkle with salt and pepper and devour.
1 pkg. mozzarella (pearls / small rounds)
1 pkg. organic grape tomatoes (sliced)
15-20 leaves of fresh basil (chopped)
Salt & pepper
1. Slice tomatoes.
2. Rinse and chop basil.
3. Combine mozzarella, tomatoes, basil, and olive. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
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How to Make 10 Easy Fresh Basil Recipes
Here are more easy fresh basil recipes that are super yummy.
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