Everything listed under: Basil

  • Herbed Croutons

    Serves 4   8 slices seven-grain bread or baguette, cubed 1 tablespoon olive oil Salt and freshly ground pepper 4 garlic cloves, very finely minced 3 tablespoons finely minced fresh Italian parsley 2 tablespoons finely minced fresh basil 1 tablespoon finely minced fresh oregano 2 teaspoons finely minced fresh thyme Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.  Lightly coat a baking sheet with olive oil. Lightly brush each side of the bread with oil.  Cut the slices into 1/4-inch cubes.  S...

  • Summertime Bruschetta

    Yield: 32 slices   16 fresh ripe plum tomatoes, very finely diced 4 tablespoons finely minced garlic 1 cup coarsely chopped fresh basil 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh Italian parsley 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice Pinch crushed red pepper flakes Salt and freshly ground pepper Thirty-two 1/4 -inch-thick slices French or Italian baguette 6 garlic cloves, cut in half   In a large mixing bowl, combine the tomato, minced garlic, basil, parsley, lemon juice, red pepper flakes, and salt a...

  • Garlic and Herb Pasta

    Serves 4   2 tablespoons olive oil 20 garlic cloves, peeled 1 1/2 cups chicken broth 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 1/2 cup minced fresh chives 1/2 cup minced fresh Italian parsley 1/4 cup minced fresh basil 1/4 cup minced fresh dill 2 tablespoons minced fresh tarragon 8 ounces cooked fettuccine   In a large skillet over medium heat, heat the oil.  Add the garlic and sauté for 3 minutes.  Reduce the heat to low and add 1/2 cup broth;  cover and cook for 15 to 20 minu...

  • Fresh Basil Pesto

    If you're a basil lover, you will love this recipe for Fresh Basil Pesto.  Not sure what to do with it when you make it . . .