A herb which smells of summer !
Basil serves as the basis for Italian pesto and pistou provençal with olive oil, garlic, cheese and pine nuts.
Surprising ! There are over 150 varieties of basil : green, red or purple, Thai, etc.
Like with all herbs, you should not cook basil, instead add it chopped up at the last moment, so its aromas aren't destroyed. Basil is a herb which goes off very quickly. To make preserving it easier, put the leaves in a jar and cover them in olive oil. Discover its Mediterranean scent in our delicious pesto