Recipes with Basil

We were fortunate to get some great recipes with basil from the HARO query we submitted. Check out these great basil recipes! In many cases, they shared a photo of the finished product just to tempt your palate.

Caroline from The Olive Orchard shared some of her recipes using basil. But first, she shared her affection for basil.

I heartily enjoy using basil olive oil (created by pressing fresh basil along with the olives) on my pasta and on my green salads. With tomato season arriving, basil olive oil is also wonderful drizzled over sliced fresh tomatoes, sprinkled with sea salt and pepper.

Grilled Tomato-Basil Sandwich is a recipe favorite. Brush basil olive oil on two thick slices of artisan bread. Place sliced fresh tomatoes, mozzarella cheese and basil leaves between the bread. Sprinkle with balsamic vinegar, salt & pepper. Grill (covered) over medium heat until cheese is melted.

You can buy Caroline’s basil olive oil by following the link.

Here is another favorite but simple recipe that Caroline created:

Stuart from Wannabe TV Chef loves the classic pairing of tomato and basil and so decided to share one of his favorite recipes with the pair:

Scott from Get Together Gourmet is a kitchen designer and foodie. Scott shared a great dessert recipe you’re going to want to try.

Roz writes Roz’s Scrumptious Recipes (Is that basil I see in your header?) and wanted to share some of her favorite recipes with basil.

Matthew is an editor for the healthy recipe and cooking site, Fave, a site with a multitude of recipes. Worth a check! According to Matthew,

Here at, we know how wonderful fresh basil is and the wonderful flavors and aromas it can impart to a dish. A simple sprinkle of julienned fresh basil adds a bright, fresh kick to any meal. Here are 4 recipes that showcase how basil can add tons of flavor guilt-free:

Anne has a food and fitness blog called fANNEtastic food (I like how “Anne” is part of the name ... cool stuff). Check out Anne's blog as there is some great stories on it! Anne shared some of her favorite recipes with basil.

Elena and Cat teamed up to tell me about Billee Sharp, author of Fix It, Make It, Grow It, Bake It: The DIY Guide to the Good Life. According to Billie, the basil plant needs a lot of sun so it grows well on a window sill, harvest the top leaves frequently, this way you'll stimulate plant growth. And of course, they shared a great recipe called:

And finally, I heard from Caryl who is the VP Communications for Mr. Food. In case you don’t know who Mr. Food is, he is Art Ginsburg, better known as Mr. Food®, has been a fixture on television news programs across the U.S. for more than 30 years. He has maintained a presence in American homes via his television vignette, which is syndicated by CBS Television Distribution and seen by close to 4 million viewers daily. Mr. Food was the first TV chef to promote "anybody can do it" recipes to a wide audience. With close to 50 "quick & easy" cookbooks to his credit, and the popular Web site, Mr. Food continues to give his loyal fans practical solutions to everyday mealtime dilemmas. Well, Mr. Food contributed the following great recipes:

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