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Basil Recipes To Make This Summer

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Basil Recipes To Make This Summer
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Basil is one of those herbs that pops up in the summer and makes everything better. Who doesn't love basil paired with tomatoes? Add mozzarella and you're in heaven! While that classic combo is extremely popular, basil is incredibly versatile and lends itself to many creative uses.  The basil recipes below will show you how to make the most of one of summer's favorite herbs.

Fresh Tomato Sauce with Basil

Use this sauce to top bruschetta, toss with spaghetti or as a dip. It goes great with everything. 

Cream of Grana Padano with Basil and Vegetables

This exquisite basil recipe comes to us from Italian chefs Tommaso Arrigoni and Eros Picco. It's a stunning appetizer that will get you oohs and awes at the dinner table.

Tagliatelle with Zucchini, Peas and Basil Cream

A refreshing summer dish, this pasta dish gets kicked up another level with luscious basil cream. Make extra sauce and use it as a salad dressing.

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  • Betty Boo said on

    I love basil,but also coriander so I mix the two with parsley,garlic,anchovies if I am feeling flush, good olive oil and have a wonderful green sauce. I mix in some capers leaving them whole if putting it with fish.
    Happy summer from Betty Boo

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