Basil is a versatile herb and nutritious! Every summer I grow basil in the garden. It is so satisfying to walk outside and simply snip a few leaves to use immediately in a recipe. Last year, I had so much basil, I dried it, put it in the food processor and made my own dried basil. We've been enjoying it all year. Usually, basil is not the focus of a recipe, it is an after-thought. I am going to share with you a variety of recipes where basil is part of the main attraction. But first, let me share how nutritious basil is.