Basil: Our Top 10

September 1, 2011

From basil-infused chicken curry to classic tomato basil soup, one of our favorite herbs takes center stage in these yummy recipes.

Napa Valley Basil BurgerPasta with Tomatoes, Brie and BasilTomato Basil SoupbasilPork Tenderloin with Fresh Corn RisottoPan-Fried Trout with Basil Tomato SaucePistachio-Basil PestoRoasted Chicken Salad with BasilShrimp, Orzo Pistachio Pesto SaladSavory Basil Slice-and-BakesPanang Chicken Curry with Basil
Pump up a plain burger with pesto mayonnaise and market fresh ingredients. Recipe: Napa Valley Basil Burger
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
Basil is tomato's best friend, and this quick and easy soup is proof the pair live in perfect harmony. Recipe: Tomato Basil Soup
Aromatic, pungent basil shines like a star in some of our favorite dishes.
Basil-infused pork tenderloin snuggles on the plate with a serving with a helping of corn risotto. Recipe: Pork Tenderloin with Fresh Corn Risotto
Lean and healthy trout meets its match in rich tomato basil cream sauce. Recipe: Pan-Fried Trout with Basil Tomato Sauce
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
Rotisserie chicken tossed with crunchy garden veggies and a half-cup of basil is a foolproof summer dish. Recipe: Roasted Chicken Salad with Basil
Delicate shrimp tossed in orzo and our Pistachio-Basil Pesto is guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser. Recipe: Shrimp, Orzo Pistachio Pesto Salad
These cheesy basil bites make ahead and easily freeze for down-the-road baking. Recipe: Savory Basil Slice-and-Bakes
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
Pump up a plain burger with pesto mayonnaise and market fresh ingredients. 


Recipe:  Napa Valley Basil BurgerIncredibly quick and easy to put together, this pasta brings out the creamy best in brie and juicy tomatoes.


Recipe:  Pasta with Tomatoes, Brie and BasilBasil is tomato's best friend, and this quick and easy soup is proof the pair live in perfect harmony.


Recipe:  Tomato Basil SoupAromatic, pungent basil shines like a star in some of our favorite dishes.Basil-infused pork tenderloin snuggles on the plate with a  serving with a helping of corn risotto.


Recipe:  Pork Tenderloin with Fresh Corn RisottoLean and healthy trout meets its match in rich tomato basil cream sauce.


Recipe:  Pan-Fried Trout with Basil Tomato SauceA fragrant mixture of basil and pistachio nuts that is fantastic with linguini or slathered over chicken for baking or grilling.


Recipe:  Pistachio-Basil PestoRotisserie chicken tossed with crunchy garden veggies and a half-cup of basil is a foolproof summer dish.


Recipe:  Roasted Chicken Salad with BasilDelicate shrimp tossed in orzo and our Pistachio-Basil Pesto is guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser.


Recipe:  Shrimp, Orzo Pistachio Pesto SaladThese cheesy basil bites make ahead and easily freeze for down-the-road baking.


Recipe:  Savory Basil Slice-and-BakesDid 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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