Since basil rarely overpowers, we can use it quite generously. It has many uses, such as in mixed green sandwiches, in many Italian dishes, pizza included, in soups, and stews, roasted peppers and with many meat dishes.
Surprise-We are going to make Basil Lemonade!
Sweet Basil Lemonade
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup fresh basil leaves
- 2 cups ice
- 3 cups cold water
- 1/2 ounce container of fresh frozen Lemonade (thawed)
- Bring to a boil in a small saucepan 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar-boil over medium heat.
- Once the sugar has dissolved-let stand about 5 minutes.
- Remove pan from heat and add 1 cup freshly cut basil leaves. Cover and let sit for about 30 minutes.
- Fill pitcher with 2 cups ice; while straining the sugar syrup into the pitcher, pick out the basil leaves and discard.
- Then, stir in 3 cups water and the thawed fresh frozen lemon juice.
- This recipe makes approximately 7 cups, and is a surprising addition to our herb recipes.
- Very tasty!