This simple Lemon Basil Vinaigrette uses fresh tender basil leaves, garlic, parmesan cheese, a wee bit of Dijon mustard, lemon juice, and extra-virgin olive oil. It's quick and easy, fresh and delicious, and it's perfect on your favorite salad fix-ins.

Lemon Basil Vinaigrette

This Lemon Basil Vinaigrette is at the top of my short list of favorite salad dressings. It’s quick and easy, fresh and delicious, and it’s perfect on your favorite salad mix.

This is the best way to preserve fresh summer herbs like basil.

The Best Ways to Preserve Basil — Herb Gardening 101

The Best Ways to Preserve Basil — Herb Gardening 101 How to make basil-fnfused vodka

How to Dry Fresh Basil! ~ from TheFrugalGirls.com ~ Did you know that making your own dried herbs is ridiculously easy and SO delicious?  Learn how to make dried Basil with this simple trick!

How to Dry Fresh Basil! Did you know that making your own dried herbs is ridiculously easy and SO delicious? Learn how to make dried Basil with this simple trick!

Caprese salad. Mozarella, cherry tomatoes, basil leaves, black olives, balsamic reduction dots applied with skewer or toothpick.

Lady Bug Caprese Salad cherry tomatoes, black olives, basil leaves, and mozzarella. Use balsamic vinegar for the spots on the ladybugs.

8. Breads and Pastas Don’t just serve basil on your pastas or bread, mix it into the dough of these delicious staples. This basil and garlic fettuccine is so flavorful it doesn’t require much more than a light butter or olive oil sauce and the flecks of basil liven up the dinner plate. Stick with a Mediterranean theme by dipping warm chunks of this whole-wheat…   [read more]

20 Clever Ways To Use Basil Leaves That Goes Way Beyond Pesto

As one of the easiest herbs to grow indoors, basil is as easy to use as it is to grow! How to Harvest and Prepare Basil. Also lots of health uses for basil.

Tomato Basil Soup Ingredients: 8-10 Roma Tomatoes 6 Basil leaves 3 Cloves of Garlic 3 Tbl. Olive Oil 1 Sweet Onion Directions: Mix all of the ingredients well in your Vitamix machine until warm and smooth.

Tomato Basil Soup Ingredients: Roma Tomatoes 6 Basil leaves 3 Cloves of Garlic 3 Tbl. Olive Oil 1 Sweet Onion Directions: Mix all of the ingredients well in your Vitamix machine until warm and smooth.

How to preserve fresh basil in the fridge easily for one year!

Preserving Fresh Basil Easily in the Refrigerator with Olive Oil

6 ways to Freeze Basil leaves- which is best? After testing 6 popular methods 2…

Freezing Basil Leaves 6 Ways: Which Is Best?

6 ways to Freeze Basil leaves- which is best? After testing 6 popular methods 2 of these are great, unblanched frozen, and cut and covered with water & broth in icecube trays…

Whipped ricotta toast recipe with deep red, fresh cherries tossed in balsamic vinegar and scattered with some chopped basil leaves. Easy Italian appetizers at inside the rustic kitchen

Whipped Ricotta Toast with Balsamic Cherries

Whipped ricotta toast recipe with deep red, fresh cherries tossed in balsamic vinegar and scattered with some chopped basil leaves. Easy Italian appetizers at inside the rustic kitchen

Parmesan pesto cauliflower rice is a quick, healthy side dish flavored with Parmesan cheese and pesto sauce. Its light and fluffy texture make this lower-carb dish a treat!

Parmesan Pesto Cauliflower Rice

Parmesan pesto cauliflower rice is a quick, healthy side dish flavored with Parmesan cheese and pesto sauce. Its light and fluffy texture make this lower-carb dish a treat!

Thai Basil Chicken – made with ground chicken, basil leaves, and chilies. Basil chicken is great with rice and this recipe is super easy and authentic | rasamalaysia.com

Basil Chicken (Gai Pad Krapow)

Thai Basil Chicken – made with ground chicken, basil leaves, and chilies. Basil chicken is great with rice and this recipe is super easy and quick! Also good as a lettuce wrap! I usually have 16 oz of chicken and so usually double the liquid ingredients

Lady Bug Luncheon! Cute easter party appetizer Caprese Salad cherry tomatoes, black olives, basil leaves, and mozzarella -make thick balsamic reduction for the dots

Lady Bug Caprese Salad cherry tomatoes, black olives, basil leaves, and mozzarella

Blackberry Basil Moscow Mules. If you're a Moscow Mule fan, you're going to love this vibrant, simple spin on the popular cocktail! | http://hostthetoast.com

Blackberry Basil Moscow Mules

If you're a Moscow Mule fan, you're going to love this vibrant, simple spin on the popular cocktail!

Freeze Basil   "Pluck the whole leaves and set them in a small paper cup, fill with water until the herb is submerged, then freeze. When frozen solid, pop the block of ice with the embedded herbs out of the paper cup and into a ziplock bag. The herbs, once the ice melts will be fresh and ready to use."

Freeze Basil "Pluck the whole leaves and set them in a small paper cup, fill…

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