Egypt / Ocimum basilicum
Used in Mediterranean dishes- from marinara sauce to garlic soup.
Our favorite variety is from Egypt, where they produce an intensely flavored leaf with hints of anise flavor and mild sweetness.
It is best in dishes that will be heated to release the full flavor.
Try with Sunflower Cascade Mushroom Pesto, Ayam Tofu with Coconut Cream, El Greco Zucchini Cheddar Muffins, Shawarma Chicken Salad, El Greco Grill, El Greco Pommes Anna, Sumac Cauliflower Steak with El Greco Spelt Salad, Chimichurri Flank Steak, Spice Lore, Shrimp Fra Diavolo, Kale Tabbouleh with Ras el Hanout Dressing, Northwest Watermelon Salad, Herbes de la Garrigue, Chicken Drumsticks with Spices and Coconut Milk, Meatballs with Pumpkin & Spice Butter, 10 Spice Vegetable Soup with Cashew Cream, and Aleppo Pepper Basil Lemonade
1/2 cup is about 0.56 oz