Sweet basil is the variety of basil that has been dried for culinary use, providing a distinct aniseed-like flavour. Dried basil leaves don’t quite live up to fresh basil in terms of smell, however they do have a more pungent taste when added to soups, stews and casseroles.
Basil can be considered an absolute essential ingredient in all Italian cooking and in a lot of Thai cuisine. It matches perfectly with tomatoes, onions, garlic and olives in pizza, pasta and salads. Fresh basil is commonly the main ingredient used in pesto, as well as some risottos, soups and stews. Try it out in this Garlic & Herb Hummus next time you are putting a platter together or need some extra taste and texture for lunch sandwiches and wraps. This Basil Pesto Pasta is super quick to whip up for a weeknight meal, feeding the crowd and nourishing the soul. You can also use dried basil in these unique Basil & Poppy Seed Scones for a fun new scone recipe that has been spiced up with herbs, seeds and all the goods.
Ingredients: Basil Leaves
Allergens: No known allergens.
Storage: Store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.
Shelf Life: Up to 18 months when stored as above.
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