A typical plant of Mediterranean cuisine, basil goes just as well with delicious and sweet dishes. To customize it, here are 9 delicious basil recipe recipes.
Basil is one perennial aromatic plants (depending on the regions where it grows) or annual (because it also fits the pot culture). Its leaves, traditionally green, can also be purple depending on the variety.
The fresh aroma of basil goes wonderfully raw in salads, tabbouleh or even to give relief to delicious and sweet dishes. This herb tends to loses flavor when cooked.
This plant is also good for health, because it has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and antiallergic properties. This aromatic plant is also a source of vitamin K1, which promotes bone health and the blood system.
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Pesto avocado basil Arrange in a blender 2 avocados, 1 clove of garlic, 2 tbsp. in s. lime (adjusted to taste), 1 handful of pine nuts, 10 fresh basil leaves, a little olive oil, a little parmesan, salt and pepper. Mix everything. Adjust the spices if necessary. Serve as a pasta spice or on toasted bread.
Green hummus with basil and coriander Rinse 250 g of boiled chickpeas under cold water. Peel a squash, grate it and squeeze the juice. 1 clove of garlic and 2 cm of fresh ginger. Squeeze 1 lemon and collect its juice. Put the chives, garlic, ginger, pre-cleaned basil leaves and coriander in a blender (up to ½ clutch for each herb variety: adjust the amounts to your taste), lemon juice, 3 tbsp. in s. tahini (sesame cream), 2 tablespoons. in s. olive oil, salt and pepper. Mix everything and arrange the spices if necessary. Serve with raw vegetable sticks or as a coating on toasted bread.
Salad with strawberries, spinach, basil For 2 people. Chop të red onion. Wash 250 gr baby spinach and 150 gr strawberries. Peel a squash, grate it and cut it in half. Prepare the vinegrette by mixing 15 ml of olive oil, 15 ml of balsamic vinegar and 15 ml of maple syrup. Place the spinach, strawberries and onions in two shoulder plates. Add the vinegrette and sprinkle with walnut pieces.
Fleur de sel me basil Mix 235 g fleur de sel with 25 g of basil (removing thick stalks), until the salt takes on a green color. Place the mixture in a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Put everything away from light and heat for 1 day. The salt should absorb all the moisture of the basil, which should then be dried. Then place the mixture in an airtight glass container. The preparation can be stored for 6 months. Improves salads, fish and pasta.
Smoothie with mango, pineapple, kiwi, basil For 2 people. Peel a squash, grate it and chop it into small pieces. ½ mango, 80 g pineapple and 1 kiwi. Put the fruit in a blender, add 1 cup coconut milk and 2 basil leaves (adjust to taste). Mix everything and serve.
basil syrup with lemon Boil ½ L water with 130 g of fine sugar. Boil this syrup for 5 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat, then mix the peel of 2 limes and the leaves of 1 bunch of finely chopped basil. Filter the preparation, then add the juice of one of the lemons (see 2, to taste). Beat 1 egg white and gradually add it to the lemon mass. This may not mix well with the eggs, this is normal. Then place everything in an ice cream maker, or directly in a freezer compartment. Then mix the syrup regularly.
Zucchini cake, ricotta and basil Pre-bake a swab paste that has been previously pierced for about 18 minutes at 180 ° C (placing small ceramic balls or dried beans on top to prevent swelling). Be careful that the dough does not get too brown. While cooking, thinly chop 2 small squash with a mandolin. Cut 50 g of goat cheese. Spread 120 g of ricotta on the bottom of the pie and sprinkle with finely chopped fresh basil. Then add the zucchini (without sticking too many slices) then the goat cheese. It is possible to add some pine nuts. Bake the pie for fifteen minutes. Serve with some fresh basil leaves.
Zucchini soup with basil For 4 people. Peel a squash, grate it and chop it 1 kg. Peel an onion and 2 cloves of garlic and finely chop. Zucchini and onions fry in a casserole for 3 minutes. Then add 1 small bunch of basil leaves as well as cloves of garlic. Pour 30 cl of water, close the pan and cook everything under pressure for 15 min, after the valve whistles. Once the preparation is cooked, arrange it with salt and pepper, mix it and serve hot or cold.