21 Recipes with Basil

I have the world’s worst black thumb. Until recently, the only plant I have been able to keep alive is a Christmas cactus that I was given as a gift when my grandfather died years ago.  That changed recently when I purchased a hydroponic basil plant because they were out of regular basil. On a whim, I decided to plant it and it has been flourishing ever since. The more it grows, the more I realize that I need to find ways to use it and I collected 21 recipes with basil. 

These are the perfect way to use all the extra basil in your house.

I love basil and already had a few ways to use it but, even with giving some away, my plant was still producing way more than I even expected. Now, I am excited to try these new recipes.

01 - Just Us Four - Strawberry Basil Teagarita
Strawberry Basil Teagarita from Just Us Four

02 - Domestic Superhero - Basil Simple Syrup
Basil Simple Syrup from Domestic Superhero

03 - Andreas Recipes - Cheese Torta with Basil
Cheese Torta with Basil from Andrea’s Recipes

04 - The Neighborhood Mom - Tomato Basil Bisque
Tomato Basil Bisque from The Neighborhood Moms

05 - Framed Cooks - Caprese pastry
Caprese Pastry from Framed Cooks

06 - Domestic Superhero - Whipped Basil Feta Dip
Whipped Basil Feta Dip from Domestic Superhero

07 - Keep It Simple Sweetie - Shrimp Risotta with Pesto
Shrimp Risotto with Basil Pesto from Keep It Simple Sweetie

08 - All Four Burners - Cantaloupe Basil Sorbet
Cantaloupe Basil Sorbet from All Four Burners

09 - Just Us Four - Basil Walnut Pesto
Basil Walnut Pesto

10 - Kalyn's Kitchen - Basil Vinaigrette
Basil Vinaigrette from Kalyn’s Kitchen

11 - Domestic Superhero - Skinny Basil Chicken
Skinny Spicy Basil Chicken from Domestic Superhero

12 - Kalyn's Kitchen - Chicken Salad with basil and Parmesan
Chicken Salad with Basil and Parmesan from Kalyn’s Kitchen

13 - Erica's Recipes - Tomato Basil Boursin Pizza
Tomato Basil Boursin Pizza from Erica’s Recipes

14 - Snappy Gourmet - Sundried Tomato Basil Spread
Sundried Tomato Basil Spread from Snappy Gourmet

15 - Amanda's Cookin' - Copycat Olive Garden Bruschetta
Copycat Olive Garden Bruschetta from Amanda’s Cookin

16 - Loris Culinary Creations - Baked Tomatoes Feta Olive Oil
Baked Basil Tomatoes with Feta from Lori’s Culinary Creations

17 - Crepes of Wrath - Corn and Basil Muffins
Corn and Basil Muffins from Crepes of Wrath

18 - Keep It Simple Sweetie - Strawberry Basil Smoothie
Strawberry Basil Smoothie from Keep It Simple Sweetie

19 - Andrea's Recipes - Thai Basil Chicken
Thai Basil Chicken from Andrea’s Recipes

20 - Cafe Johnsonia - Blueberry Cucumber Basil salad
Blueberry, Cucumber and Basil Salad from Cafe Johnsonia

21 - Krystal Kitsch - Cucumber Basil Water
Cucumber Basil Water from Krystal’s Kitsch

And, when I just can’t get around to using it all, I can always refer to Practically Functional’s Guide on how to store basil.

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  1. Thanks for featuring my infused water! This is a great round up.
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  2. Yum! These all look awesome! Scheduled this to share on my FB page this afternoon! :)
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  3. Love this! I have a total black thumb too :-(
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