When it comes to a big bunch of basil, many turn to trusty pesto to use it up fast. But that’s not all you can — or should — do with it.
You can use it as a lettuce in salad, throw it by the handful into rice or let it wilt down like spinach into a pasta dish, instead.
You can also try these recipes from our Recipe Finder:
- Ground Turkey, Asparagus and Basil Stir-Fry, above. A lightning-quick stir-fry gets an aromatic lift from ribbons of basil.
- Spinach Soup With Dill and Basil. It’s so easy being green when you blend up spinach, dill and basil.
- Watermelon-Basil Flavored Water. Herbs work wonderfully in drinks — here, basil and watermelon make a great pair.