101+ Basil Recipes

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It’s basil season again, and I’ve got alllll the basil recipes to keep you cooking all spring and summer long.

101 Basil Recipes

Basil is one of the world’s most versatile and flavorful herbs. I love adding it to so many things, and always keep some fresh either growing in my garden or in a pot on my porch. It allows even the brownest thumb, like mine, to have the ability to grow fresh and delicious food for my family.  Enjoy some of the best basil recipes the web has to offer here in this roundup that I put together featuring some of my favorite bloggers!

From The Cookful

Strawberry Basil Frozen Yogurt
Roasted Asparagus with Basil and Pistachios
Grilled Scallops, Butternut Squash and Basil Skewers with Garlic Dip
Grilled Strawberry Shortcake
Basil Pesto
Melon Salad
Caprese Salad
Chicken with Raspberries and Basil
Carrot, Basil and Cream Cheese Salad Dressing


Fresh Basil Hummus
Strawberry Basil & Honey Goat Cheese Quesadillas
Pistachio Basil Ricotta Spread with Honey
Antipasto Skewers
Grilled Peaches, Basil, and Honey
Lemon Basil Hummus
Crostini with Pecan Basil Pesto
Caprese Bruschetta
Tomato Basil Bruschetta


Basil + Greens Egg Souffle
Zucchini Basil and Kale Frittata
Egg in a Hole with Basil Pesto


Basil & Garlic Slow Cooker Roasted Chicken
Pesto Lasagne
Basil Chimichurri Grilled Shrimp
Mozzarella Stuffed Turkey Burger with Tomato and Basil
Caprese Burger with Artichoke Pesto Sauce
Basil-Feta Sauce Chicken
Creamy Basil-Avocado Pasta
One Pot Shrimp Linguine
Pasta with Spinach Basil Pesto
Grilled Lemon Basil Tofu
Thai Basil Veggie Stir Fry
Caprese Meatball Skewers
One pot Cheesy Pasta and Sausage
Basil Zucchini Frittatas
Creamy White Bean Pesto Pasta
Cherry, Basil, Provolone Gluten-free Grilled Cheese
Basil Balsamic Strawberries and Whipped Feta Grilled Cheese
Slow Cooker Tomato Basil Pulled Chicken
Tomato Basil Pizza
Tomato Basil Sausage Skillet
Vegan Summer Pizza with Sweet Corn, Tomatoes, & Basil
Thai Basil Chicken Stir Fry with Ginger Peanut Sauce
Spicy Basil Chicken
Lemon Basil Grilled Pork Chops
Easy Chicken Parmesan
One Pan Caprese Pasta
Pizza Pull Apart Muffins
One Pot Pesto Chicken Tortellini
Basil and Mozzarella Chicken Veggie Pizza
Chilled Cream of Basil Soup

Dressing & Salads

Grilled Lemon & Basil Vinaigrette
Chicken Salad with Quinoa, Tomatoes, Lemon, and Basil
Tomato, Avocado and Basil Salad

Drink, drank, drunk!

Peach & Basil Sangria
Basil Garlic Bloody Mary
Basil Margarita
Nectarine Basil Margaritas
Basil Berry Daiquiri
Grapefruit Lime Basil Cocktail
Basil Julep
Cucumber Basil IPA Cooler
Blackberry Basil Belgian Ale Milkshake
Basil Julep
Strawberry Basil Margaritas

Daytime drinks of the non-alcoholic variety

Strawberry Basil Lemonade
Basil Lemonade
Basil Soda
Blueberry Basil Lemonade

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Super Healthy Recipes

Lemon Basil Quinoa Stuffed Avocados
Basil Roasted Eggplant with Heirlooms and Balsamic Drizzle
Fresh Plum Caprese
Summer Tomato Salad with Beets, Plums, and Feta
Blackberry Basil Nachos
Roasted Tomato Basil Salad
Pistachio Spinach Basil Pesto
Beet + Basil Citrus Salad
Mango-Cucumber Salad with Cayenne Dressing and LIme Basil
Cauliflower Rice with Basil, Parmesan, and Pine Nuts
Grilled Zucchini Caprese Stacks with Basil Vinaigrette


Lemony Pistachio Basil Pesto
Basil Pesto Dip
Walnut Basil Pesto
3 Ingredient Pesto

Side Dishes

Corn & Basil Cakes
Kale Pesto with Brown Rice Pasta
Roasted Green Beans with Parmesan and Basil
Roasted Tomato & Green Bean Caprese Salad
Cucumber Basil Gazpacho
Bacon and Pesto Macaroni and Cheese
Little Potatoes with Basil and Roasted Red Peppers
Roasted Garlic-Basil Brown Rice Recipe
Bacon Basil Hasselback Dutch Yellow Potatoes
Caprese Orzo Salad
Grilled Summer Vegetable Quinoa Salad with Lemon Basil Vinaigrette
Simple Honey Basil Fruit Salad
Zucchini Caprese Salad
Blueberry Basil Rice Salad
Grilled Watermelon, Feta, and Basil Salad


Strawberry Basil Homemade Frozen Yogurt
Basil Strawberry Pastry Puffs
Vegan Blackberry Basil Ice Cream
Strawberry Basil Cupcakes
Blueberry Basil Smoothie

Nicole Johnson

Nicole has been blogging for 5 years at OrWhateverYouDo, when not chasing her 7 kids around or working as Account Manager at Mediavine. She basically lives, breathes, and eats blogging. And cookies. A pasta fanatic and dedicated tomato fan, she occasionally branches out into crazier things like oh, rice and potatoes. She features mostly from scratch cooking with a healthy smattering of easy convenience meals tossed in to keep it real.