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Basil: Our Top 10

on September 1, 2011
Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn

Napa Valley Basil Burger

Pump up a plain burger with pesto mayonnaise and market fresh ingredients. Recipe: Napa Valley Basil Burger

Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn

Pasta with Tomatoes, Brie and Basil

Incredibly quick and easy to put together, this pasta brings out the creamy best in brie and juicy tomatoes. Recipe: Pasta with Tomatoes, Brie and Basil

Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn

Tomato Basil Soup

Basil is tomato's best friend, and this quick and easy soup is proof the pair live in perfect harmony. Recipe: Tomato Basil Soup

Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn

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Aromatic, pungent basil shines like a star in some of our favorite dishes.

Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn

Pork Tenderloin with Fresh Corn Risotto

Basil-infused pork tenderloin snuggles on the plate with a serving with a helping of corn risotto. Recipe: Pork Tenderloin with Fresh Corn Risotto

Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn

Pan-Fried Trout with Basil Tomato Sauce

Lean and healthy trout meets its match in rich tomato basil cream sauce. Recipe: Pan-Fried Trout with Basil Tomato Sauce

Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn

Pistachio-Basil Pesto

A fragrant mixture of basil and pistachio nuts that is fantastic with linguini or slathered over chicken for baking or grilling. Recipe: Pistachio-Basil Pesto

Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn

Roasted Chicken Salad with Basil

Rotisserie chicken tossed with crunchy garden veggies and a half-cup of basil is a foolproof summer dish. Recipe: Roasted Chicken Salad with Basil

Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn

Shrimp, Orzo Pistachio Pesto Salad

Delicate shrimp tossed in orzo and our Pistachio-Basil Pesto is guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser. Recipe: Shrimp, Orzo Pistachio Pesto Salad

Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn

Savory Basil Slice-and-Bakes

These cheesy basil bites make ahead and easily freeze for down-the-road baking. Recipe: Savory Basil Slice-and-Bakes

Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn

Panang Chicken Curry with Basil

Did you know basil is actually of Asian origin? Bring it back to its roots with a showstopping Thai curry bowl. Recipe: Panang Chicken Curry with Basil

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