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17 Ways to Use Basil (Slideshow)

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17 Ways to Use Basil (Slideshow)


Basil season is finally here! How are you going to use your bounty? Click through to check out some great ways to use basil –yes, beyond the classic tomato-basil-mozzarella combination. What’s your favorite way to use basil? Tell us about it in the comments.

Earlier6 Less Common Herbs & Spices for the Kitchen

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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8:22AM PDT on Jul 20, 2013

good ideas

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1:42AM PDT on Jul 14, 2013

Great recipes, downloaded all 17 Basil recipes and will try them one by one. I may not be Italian but I love Basil.

12:58PM PDT on Jul 13, 2013

Thanks, some recipes of interest there.

10:03AM PDT on Jul 7, 2013

My absolutely favorite spice!

Fine article, but I think you could have posted it in less than 5 jumps. Please think about being "user friendly" when you post. I'm afraid folks pass up a lot of worthwhile articles because of the problem of too many jumps.

6:45AM PDT on Jul 6, 2013

Thanks for the great recipes...will probably do the basil quinoa salad later today.

11:28AM PDT on Jul 4, 2013

Basil is the only herb I grow that my cats won't eat!

10:39AM PDT on Jul 4, 2013

Thank you.

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