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Sep 29, 2008 02:44 PM

Fresh minty basil

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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  1. 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. If you drink, this would be amazing with a hint of mint -

      It's my new favorite drink.