Thank you all for your submissions of your best basil recipe! By far the most popular was basil, tomato, and mozzarella with a little bit of olive oil and salt and pepper. Followed closely by pesto, of course. (Shown above: Pesto, Radish & Sea Salt Crostini)
But the following are our favorite out of the box recipes that made our mouths water. Vote for your favorite!
Basil, watermelon chunks, and balsamic vinegar syrup. Put basil and watermelon on a skewer; drizzle with syrup; and enjoy. — Rita W. via facebook
Sprinkle sweet basil over peeled carrots in a piece of foil. Drizzle carrots and basil with honey, and bake in the foil until carrots are tender. — Carolyn V. via facebook
The Italian Martini: Basil, Gin, Vermouth — Lia F. via facebook
White cheddar curds dipped in balsamic vinegar and wrapped in a fresh basil leaf. —Barbi M-H via facebook
Torn basil, whisked eggs, and brioche. Coat thickly sliced brioche with basil and egg mixture. Heat in a pan with olive oil until crisped. Salt and pepper to taste. — @stylefare on Twitter
Basil Watermelon Cooler: Pulse basil, watermelon, and ice in a blender until foamy. Pour in a glass and add seltzer (or vodka). — Holly B. via Simply Stated
Bacon Wrapped Peaches: Slice peaches and wrap a basil leaf and half a slice of bacon around each slice. Saute in olive oil for 3 minutes on each side. — Pam A. via Simply Stated
Vote for your top two favorites!