By: Sam Simmons
What part of the plant is used? And what are the cooking uses?
Basil is in the form of leaves. Look for a deep green color and no defects such as yellowing or brown spots. The cooking uses are mainly for pesto or tomato sauces. You can also put Basil on top of salads for added flavor. Basil is used in mainly Italian foods and other Mediterranean cuisine.
Recipes that include Basil
Double Tomato Bruschettahttp://allrecipes.com/recipe/double-tomato-bruschetta/detail.aspx