Monday, July 5, 2010

The Wonders of Fresh Basil

Posted by Generation Girls at 2:56 PM
To me, nothing says summer time like fresh basil. Recently I added some recipes to our Planet Gift Baskets Website that are all about the wonderful and complementary flavor of Basil. Check out these two links to find an amazing Mango and Basil Salsa that is beyond a perfect compliment to tacos, nachos, chicken or just eating on a crisp tortilla chip. The sweet ripe mango and the basil make this salsa a party favorite and a repeated request by all my guests.
The second recipe is a new family favorite using fresh basil and olive oil as a base dressing for this wonderful and easy summer pasta salad. Filled with yummy crisp veggies and tender whole grain pasta, you will love that you didn't need to heat your house up to get dinner on the table. The trick here is to cook the pasta in the morning, toss with olive oil and basil, and let sit in the fridge until dinner. Add the rest of the ingredients or choose your own family favorites.

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