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Basil recipes

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Try our delicious recipes featuring basil, the essential base for pesto, as a star ingredient. The sweet aroma and intense flavour elevates every dish.

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  • Rich tomato soup with pesto

    Tomato & basil soup

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.152 ratings

    Combine fruity sundried tomatoes with tinned tomatoes to make this rich tomato soup with a homemade basil pesto – perfect for the depths of winter.

  • Bowl of spaghetti with tomato and basil sauce

    Tomato & basil sauce

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.148 ratings

    Save time and money with this simple and tasty sauce, great with pasta, meat or fish

  • Baked tomato, mozzarella & basil risotto in a large casserole dish

    Baked tomato, mozzarella & basil risotto

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.18 ratings

    Imagine all the best bits of arancini – a golden, crunchy exterior; cheesy, oozing rice – in risotto form and you have this moreish baked tomato, mozzarella and basil risotto. It's deliciously comforting

  • Garlic & basil ciabatta

    Garlic & basil ciabatta

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.62 ratings

    Perfect as a starter or as a side dish for a dinner party

  • Bacon, pea & basil macaroni

    Bacon, pea & basil macaroni

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.77 ratings

    The perfect summer comfort food - classic macaroni cheese with extra veggies and herbs

  • Courgette & broad bean risotto with basil pesto served in a white bowl

    Courgette & broad bean risotto with basil pesto

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.18 ratings

    Make this vibrant risotto with courgettes and broad beans to make the most of summer veg. Swirl through homemade pesto for a fabulous starter or main

  • Barley & broccoli risotto with lemon & basil

    Barley & broccoli risotto with lemon & basil

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.23 ratings

    Barley and broccoli are packed with vitamins to lower cholesterol and regulate your appetite. This vegan, low-calorie supper will keep you fuller for longer

  • Basil and olive stuffed eggs on a plate with basil leaves

    Basil & olive eggs

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.6 ratings

    Get a boost of protein with eggs stuffed with basil and Kalamata olives. They'd work as a tasty lunch alongside a salad as well as being a healthy vegetarian snack

  • A plate of spaghetti served with red pepper, lemon, basil and pine nuts

    Pepper & lemon spaghetti with basil & pine nuts

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.29 ratings

    Try this zesty pasta dish for a quick and healthy veggie lunch option. Low in calories, it provides fibre, vitamin C and iron and counts as two of your 5-a-day

  • A plate of salad with potatoes, lettuce, peas and green beans topped with eggs

    Summer egg salad with basil & peas

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.11 ratings

    Drizzle seasonal greens, new potatoes and eggs with a tangy, herby dressing to make this healthy vegetarian lunch or dinner, packed with iron, folate and fibre

  • Summer chicken & basil stew

    Summer chicken & basil stew

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.36 ratings

    One-pot suppers aren't just for the colder months. This light, fresh stew just needs crusty bread to mop up the juices

  • Spring vegetable soup with basil pesto

    Spring vegetable soup with basil pesto

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.20 ratings

    A former magazine cover star, this satisfying soup is special enough for entertaining and easy enough to size down

  • A bowl of quinoa, avocado and griddled peach salad

    Mint & basil griddled peach salad

    A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.13 ratings

    This vegan salad makes a healthy and filling meal, providing 4 of your 5-a-day. Enjoy hearty quinoa, creamy avocado and juicy griddled peaches

  • Italian chicken with ham, basil & beans

    Italian chicken with ham, basil & beans

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.34 ratings

    A great recipe for the end of the summer, using sweet roasted tomatoes and garlic. Serve with the best crusty bread you can get you hands on

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