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7 basil recipes to bookmark

Basil is delicious, easy to grow in bulk and makes some pretty memorable meals. Here are some of our favorite recipes.

Bookmark these basil recipes for some tasty inspiration

Fresh basil with its distinctive smell and delicious flavor is a versatile herb and firm favorite for a variety of dishes - from classic bolognese to a herby twist in a cocktail, and more.

Since it really comes into its stride prodigiously in summer, it’s easy to accidentally grow a simply enormous amount. The best way to get a strong basil flavor is to stir it in, fresh, at the end, but that will differ per recipe.

BASIL PESTO

Bowl of fresh basil pesto | GrowUp Vertical Farming

This delicious and popular dish is great as a dip, stirred into pasta and eaten with cheese and crackers. It’s a fast way to use up a large amount of this herb and it makes fantastic gifts too - just store in sterilized jars and add a ribbon for a festive touch.

Get the recipe here.

PIZZA WITH CHERRY TOMATOES AND BASIL

Hot out the oven cherry tomato and basil pizza | GrowUp Vertical Farming

Quick, easy and delicious! This is a meal the kids will love and that’s fun to pull together.

Get the recipe here.

GRILLED MUSHROOMS STUFFED WITH BASIL MAYO

Stuffed mushrooms | GrowUp Vertical Farming

These can be done fried in a pan, but are even better when barbequed for an added smokey flavor that pairs beautifully with the mushrooms and the simple to whip up basil mayo (also great for sandwiches!)

Get the recipe here.

SIMPLE BOLOGNESE RECIPE

Bon appetite! Spaghetti Bolognese topped with fresh basil | GrowUp Vertical Farming

Make an exceptional pasta with the fresh herbs from your vertical garden. The basil pairs particularly well with the tomato base for a meal to remember.

Get the recipe here.

BASIL, CRANBERRY AND MINT JULEP

Jar of basil, cranberry and mint julep | GrowUp Vertical Farming

Make your own cranberry syrup and add basil for a delicious cocktail your friends will be requesting every time they come around.

Get the recipe here.

LIME AND BASIL SORBET

Scoop of lime and basil sorbet | GrowUp Vertical Farming

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You’d be surprised at how refreshing and delicious this citrus and basil sorbet is - just the thing to cool you down after a long, hot day in the garden.

Get the basil sorbet recipe here.

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