Sure, sure, a box of chocolates for Mom is nice, but we’ve been there and have done that. Surprise Mom with a new kind of chocolate. Whip up a big batch of this Basil-Lemon White Chocolate Ganache and drizzle it over an impressive tiered cake, a simple pound cake loaf, cookies and more.
Peach and burrata salad is what you need this summer. My caprese-inspired salad is made up of juicy, macerated peaches, creamy burrata cheese and basil oil.
This simple, rustic strawberry galette is made extra special with a basil butter crust.
Legend says, pesto was created out of boredom from a plain pasta. This recipe is far from boring and brings delicious basil flavor to the Sardinian gnocchi.
Who doesn’t love a good slice of pizza? Even better if it’s a grilled pizza topped with all this amazing gooey goodness.
Pesto is one of those things that will never go out of style.
Time to ting the glasses, Cocktail Friday is here!
A cool basil margarita is a great way to use up the herbs that may be taking over your garden. Or, it is just an awesome way to chill out.
Have an excess of Strawberries from the summer crop? Make a delicious batch of Strawberry Balsamic Basil Gelato with them and give summer one last goodbye!
This Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Pesto is sweet, tangy, and a tad smoky. Slather it on bread and make the best grilled cheese ever, or just go nuts with a spoon.
Fresh herbs, ricotta, and eggs come together simply and easily to make a delicious frittata.
Still cultivated in the original Genoa region, this Italian basil is know for its delicate scent, ideal when creating a heavily herbed recipe like pesto.
Thinly sliced tomatoes are served with a refreshing granita, tangy balsamic, and creamy burrata with prosciutto on the side. A perfect summer salad.
Summer brings in tomatoes, and that means soup. Quick and fresh, tomato basil soup tastes just like summer with every spoonful.
Make this festive spring drink now. Grab fresh basil, plenty of lime juice and shake away.
A Thai inspired dish cooked Indian style that bursts with color, texture, and flavor.
Just when you thought a breakfast sandwich couldn’t get any better, we present to you the almighty French Toast Sandwich.
Light, sweet, juicy melon makes a strangely delicious contrast to the rich, salty, pungent feta and herbal basil.
Parmesan cheese and fresh summer basil take the perfect flaky buttermilk biscuit over the edge for a delicious breakfast bread or dinner side.
This summery steel-cut oatmeal recipe with blueberry-basil compote will be your new go-to weekday breakfast.
Salty feta, spicy jalapeño and a flavorful dressing coat this watermelon salad to create a juicy, savory summer side.
Summer takes on a whole new flavor when classic grilled corn is served with a yogurt and creamy blue cheese sauce with fresh basil.
Make your own pasta parcel, rolled into a beautiful shape and bursting with herby cheese. The tortellini is topped with a pesto before serving.
Celebrate the season with an easy menu complete with grilled chicken filled with tangy blue cheese and basil.
Simple salmon patties made with onion, parsley, panko and a garlic-basil aioli that tops the bun as well. Serve with pineapple for a smokey-sweet addition.
Ditch the boxed macaroni and cheese and make this roasted tomato, basil, and goat cheese pasta topped with balsamic for a weeknight dinner rescue.
Turn a simple chicken breast into a gratifying meal with a jar of strawberry jam. Serve with a salad for a dinner you can make any night of the week
Reminiscent of a burger, this sandwich-looking stack is nothing but some flavorful veggies with a creamy sauce, no bun required.
A slow roasted basil chicken curry that can be made in one pot and then is cooked low for three hours. Be ready for a meal that is loaded with flavor.
A Chinese-inspired dish from Thailand and Laos, this recipe is quick, easy, and totally delicious. Be ready for a kick of awesome spice.
Finger-licking Three Cup Chicken is a tender braised chicken in sesame oil, rice wine and soy sauce with Thai basil.
For a successful dinner on the patio, all you need is grilled summer vegetables, toasted bread, and tangy lemon-basil ricotta.
A perfect summer picnic side dish. Let is marinate in the fridge for even more flavor.
The combination may sound strange, but trust us, it works. A light vinaigrette and goat cheese brings this delicious, utensil-free salad together.
Warm weather brings out the bubbles, citrus and herbs in cocktails. Here are a few recipes we enjoy that use all sorts of different herbs.
This vegan pesto is flexible and packed with vitamins and minerals – your body will be humming along nicely.
Buttery, light, gluten-free basil tea cookies.
Who says donuts have to be dessert? Full of garlicy and herbaceous flavors these baked vegan donuts are a far cry from the sticky-sweet kind.
Basil adds an herbal flavor that kicks the sophistication of this rustic dessert up a few notches.
Roasted Pumpkin and slightly caramelized onions provide sweetness that is offset by a generous helping of balsamic vinegar.
Skip sweet cookies one day and put your baking prowess to work whipping up these salty, crunchy crackers.
Adding to a basic basil pesto is a great introduction to the “superfood” of the moment: kale.
The traditional dish uses small roulades of beef round, but this recipe uses a whole flank steak because it is easier to stuff and roll one large cut of meat.
This savory take on a tarte tatin makes a comforting dinner all on its own or a crowd-pleasing appetizer for your next dinner party.
Basic baked potatoes can’t compare to the array of flavors — cheesy, citrusy, herbaceous — packed into crispy potato skins in this dish.
This vegetarian main is meant to be spicy, serving it with rice will temper the heat somewhat, but you can always add more chillies if you want to keep the kick.
If you’re making just one serving try grinding your pesto with a mortar and pestle. Any more than that and you’re better off with a food processor.
Riccardo Costa returns to the kitchen of acclaimed New York City restaurant PizzArte, where master pizza maker Chef Roberto Cilio demonstrates how to prepare authentic Neapolitan pizza.
You can use classic basil pesto to top this light soup, or add a twist with a different base: rocket, coriander or even mint.
Everyone loves a traditional burger, but why not spice it up and have some fun? Your family and friends will be intrigued in what you can come up with.
The filling for these cookies is made from fresh strawberries which makes it even more mind blowing than it already is.
Enjoy a high protein summer salad with the colors of Italy.
If you are lucky enough to live further from the Arctic tundra, or have a better grasp of horticulture, this herb dip is lovely.
This is delicious comfort food that is perfect for a snowy night.
The kids call these pizza bread and pizza crackers and love them warm straight out of the oven.
A simple and delicious homemade tomato sauce with basil and a special twist.
A novel take on the Italian style dish Eggs in Purgatory.
A delicious homemade pizza with white pesto, tomatoes, and basil.
They look like a cinnamon roll but taste like pizza
This delicious pesto is packed with beta carotene, vitamin K and C, lutein and calcium.