3 Favorite Ways to Use Extra Basil

| 7/31/2013 4:47:00 PM

Tags: basil, recipe, food preservation, summer, popsicles, drinks, beverages, cocktails,

If your garden is anything like mine, you are dealing with a basil explosion right about now. Basil is one of my favorite herbs, but no matter how much Caprese salad or pesto I make, it seems there is always more than I know what to do with. So I’ve been looking into good ways to use and preserve my supply. Here are a few favorites:

1. Basil Popsicles

To me, basil screams summer. And what goes better with summer than popsicles?? Search the internet, and you’ll find a huge variety of yummy-sounding recipes. This one from the blog Deliciously Organic yields a fresh and tasty treat that includes fresh basil, raw honey and organic yogurt. 


Get the recipe to make these delicious treats from the blog Deliciously Organic!

2. Basil Beverages

For my friend’s strawberries-and-cream-themed bachelorette party early this summer, we made these delicious strawberry-basil-champagne cocktails that were a huge hit. Ever since, I’ve been obsessed with basil beverages. They come in many varieties, are amazingly refreshing, and seem fancier and more complicated than they really are. 

basil  limeade

This recipe for basil limeade is perfect for summer.

6/3/2014 4:08:42 AM

I like Basil Popsicle more than anything else. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovwRsqA5iQA

5/29/2014 1:53:59 AM

These are great. They will be awesome for this summer. Thanks for sharing.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHFnxoFI_48

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