This deceptively humble herb is actually an essential ingredient in a lot of Italian and Mediterranean cooking, transforming dishes into irresistible cuisine with its strong aromas and warm flavouring.
As a natural companion to tomato-based recipes, basil is an easy-to-use herb that can make a big impact – add it to your pizza or pasta to give your food that authentic Italian taste!
With its peppery undertones and earthy aromas, this versatile flavour enhancer doesn't overpower other tastes, making it the perfect accompaniment to combinations of herbs like rosemary and oregano.
Stir into chopped fresh tomatoes with a dash of olive oil for a delicious bruschetta topping. Also great sprinkled over pizzas or roasted vegetables.
Create infused oil for salad dressings and condiments by dropping some basil in warmed oil and leaving it to work its magic in a sealed container over a couple of weeks.Store in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight.