One of our favorite summer herbs is the ever-so-aromatic basil. We love it not only for its versatility, but its flavor is unlike anything else, and it can be used in everything from savory salads to sweet desserts.
This bacon-basil pesto and chicken pizza would make any family pizza night the best night ever.
Pair your favorite summer salad with this basil-peppercorn vinaigrette, and amp up the flavor.
This gorgeous braided pesto bread is a savory addition to your regular breads. Can you imagine a tomato-mozzarella sandwich on this bread? Amazing.
These creamy strawberry-basil creamsicles use coconut milk as their base, so they're dairy free and delicious.
Combine the refreshing thirst quencher of lemonade with your late-night cocktail, add some fresh basil, and you've got this spiked basil lemonade that will see you through the night.
What better way to use up both your summer tomatoes and basil than in this tomato-basil pizza dip?
These quinoa-basil-bean burgers with basil aioli are the perfect choice when catering to soy-free, vegan, dairy- and gluten-free friends. Plus, they are utterly delicious.
Bake up these wild blueberry-basil hand pies, and treat your friends and family to a tasty baked good with the best that summer has to offer.
Grab a couple of fresh summer peaches, and make this nutritious peach, basil and chia seed jam, perfect for slathering on bread.
We're loving this strawberry-basil salsa. A twist on the classic savory tomato salsa, this is a perfect snack for the kids before dinner or to serve on top of tacos.
Sip on this white peach, basil and blueberry mojito, and forget all your worries. It's the ideal summer cocktail recipe.
Don't have a ton of time to make dinner? Make this pesto-asparagus quinoa, but here's a tip: Always have cooked quinoa in the fridge to whip up quick whole-grain meals.
Layers of fresh basil, cherries and graham cracker crumble make up these basil and cherry pie crumble bars, which we think are the perfect dessert to bring to a cookout.
Make a big batch of this summer peach and basil sangria, and your party has already started.
Don't throw away those beet greens. Make this beet-green pesto, and serve it alongside sandwiches, salads and pastas.
Bring a savory component to classic peach recipes with this grilled peach, Brie and basil sandwich, packed with flavor from the fresh basil, creamy Brie and juicy peaches.
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