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Fresh minty basil

kc girl Sep 29, 2008 02:44 PM

I have been growing sweet basil in my garden and it tastes much more of mint that I am used to using store-bought fresh basil. I am looking for good recipes, ideas of use, adjusting, etc. using it. I know basil has an inherent minty flavor, but this is quite strong. Can you help me?

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    lexpatti RE: kc girl Sep 29, 2008 04:35 PM

    I could have used that tonight with my watermelon salad (that someone on CH shared - thank you). It was cubed watermelon, sliced red onion, crumbled feta cheese. Dressing was just fresh lime juice/olive oil - s&p. It really could have been over the top with fresh herbs like your minty basil.

    1. 5 and Dime Eater RE: kc girl Sep 29, 2008 04:49 PM

      If you drink, this would be amazing with a hint of mint - http://www.chow.com/recipes/13435

      It's my new favorite drink.

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