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8 Irresistible Recipes Featuring Basil

There is something fundamentally "summer" about basil. Brightly flavored and wonderfully herbaceous, it's one of our favorite herbs to grow in an Urban Cultivator. Its versatility is also unmatched, perfect in everything from sauces, to cocktails, to desserts.

Here are some of our favorite recipes featuring the herb of summertime, basil.

Cantaloupe-Basil Agua Fresca

Via Bon Appetit

Talk about a perfect refreshing beverage for the heat. This agua fresca is a quick but rewarding recipe featuring lemon juice, melon, and the star of the show, basil.

Savory Tomato-Basil Morning Muffins

Via The Kitchn

Considering the brightness of basil, waking up with a dish featuring this herb is the perfect way to start one's day. These tomato-basil muffins will have you looking forward to mornings.

Fingerling Potato Salad With Aioli, Pesto, Fried Shallots, and Pecorino Recipe

Via Serious Eats

This fingerling potato salad is chock full of flavor and features textures that contrast with one another in a magical way. It makes for a great side dish, or even a filling meal.

Creamy Corn and Basil Orzotto

Via The Kitchn

It's kind of like risotto. Do we have your attention? This marriage of corn, basil, and orzo is a beautiful and deliciously sweet offering that's satisfying and perfect for the summer.

Lime Basil Pie

Via Taste of Home

Have a sweet tooth? We do, too. Thankfully, basil is really terrific in desserts, especially when paired with citrus. This lime basil pie will be a hit at your next gathering!

Cantaloupe-Basil Agua Fresca

Via Bon Appetit

Talk about a perfect refreshing beverage for the heat. This agua fresca is a quick but rewarding recipe featuring lemon juice, melon, and the star of the show, basil.

Savory Tomato-Basil Morning Muffins

Via The Kitchn

Considering the brightness of basil, waking up with a dish featuring this herb is the perfect way to start one's day. These tomato-basil muffins will have you looking forward to mornings.

Fingerling Potato Salad With Aioli, Pesto, Fried Shallots, and Pecorino Recipe

Via Serious Eats

This fingerling potato salad is chock full of flavor and features textures that contrast with one another in a magical way. It makes for a great side dish, or even a filling meal.

Creamy Corn and Basil Orzotto

Via The Kitchn

It's kind of like risotto. Do we have your attention? This marriage of corn, basil, and orzo is a beautiful and deliciously sweet offering that's satisfying and perfect for the summer.

Lime Basil Pie

Via Taste of Home

Have a sweet tooth? We do, too. Thankfully, basil is really terrific in desserts, especially when paired with citrus. This lime basil pie will be a hit at your next gathering!

Cantaloupe-Basil Agua Fresca

Via Bon Appetit

Talk about a perfect refreshing beverage for the heat. This agua fresca is a quick but rewarding recipe featuring lemon juice, melon, and the star of the show, basil.

Savory Tomato-Basil Morning Muffins

Via The Kitchn

Considering the brightness of basil, waking up with a dish featuring this herb is the perfect way to start one's day. These tomato-basil muffins will have you looking forward to mornings.

Fingerling Potato Salad With Aioli, Pesto, Fried Shallots, and Pecorino Recipe

Via Serious Eats

This fingerling potato salad is chock full of flavor and features textures that contrast with one another in a magical way. It makes for a great side dish, or even a filling meal.

Creamy Corn and Basil Orzotto

Via The Kitchn

It's kind of like risotto. Do we have your attention? This marriage of corn, basil, and orzo is a beautiful and deliciously sweet offering that's satisfying and perfect for the summer.

Lime Basil Pie

Via Taste of Home

Have a sweet tooth? We do, too. Thankfully, basil is really terrific in desserts, especially when paired with citrus. This lime basil pie will be a hit at your next gathering!

Smoked Summer Tomato Basil Butter

Via Epicurious

Tomatoes? Check. Basil? Check. An undeniably curious smoky quality to this lovely, spreadable butter? Check, check, check. Consider us obsessed with this recipe.

Soba with Green Chile Pesto

Via Bon Appetit

Countries in warmer climates tend to consume spicy foods. That's because it prompts your body to sweat, which in turn cools you down. This recipe, which uses soba (one of our favorite noodles that use buckwheat), is a great way to bring your temperature—and your hunger—way down!

While basil is a perfect summer plant, they often fail to make it past the autumn months. With an Urban Cultivator, you can grow basil year-round, which means you can enjoy these recipes anytime and be transported to summertime.

Featuring a wide variety of other herbs and microgreens for you to grow, Urban Cultivator appliances are perfect for your culinary adventures.

What's your favorite basil recipe? Let us know in the comments section!

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