Basil Recipe Roundup – that are not just pesto

This year the basil gods have been kind to me. I have an abundance of basil growing in my dinky little balcony garden, and so I needed to dig deep to find all my basil inspired recipes to make sure I take full advantage of my basil bounty.

So if you are in the same boat and need some basil recipe inspiration, here are a few of my faves, that are not just pesto pasta.

I also did include my basic basil pesto which I love to make and freeze to have on hand to use as a pizza sauce, spread for sandwiches, and of course, add to pasta. It comes in really handy in the middle of winter when I miss all the summer things. Its like packing a taste of summer in your freezer.

Whats your fave basil recipe? Let me know below!

Watermelon Basil Salad. Its quick, three ingredients and takes basic watermelon to a whole new level.

Red Curry Shrimp, or my Basic Red Curry with your choice of protein is always a good way to use up basil. Ideally its thai basil, but any basil will work.

Simple Cold Summer Rolls are a great way to use up all your fresh herbs!

Sundried Tomato Pesto Deviled EggsThese are tangy protein filled bites are addictively good. And make a great snack or meal when you are on the go.

Or try making some Basic Pesto and use it on pizza, pasta or spread it on your next sandwich for a fresh change.

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