Basil is one of the most popular herbs used in cooking today. Famous for its delicious aroma and warm peppery flavour, it is typically enjoyed with Italian and Mediterranean cooking: it is the natural companion to tomatoes and essential in Italian cooking.
Deliciously versatile, basil can be used to flavour a variety of foods including soups, salads, sauces, main meals and desserts.
In herbalism, basil is known for its relaxant and digestive properties.
Foil fresh seal for extra flavour.
Hats off to Basil: The humble hero of herbs
This deceptively humble herb is actually an essential ingredient in a lot of Italian and Mediterranean cooking, transforming dishes into irresistible cuisine with its strong aromas and warm flavouring.
As a natural companion to tomato-based recipes, basil is an easy-to-use herb that can make a big impact – add it to your pizza or pasta to give your food that authentic Italian taste!
With its peppery undertones and earthy aromas, this versatile flavour enhancer doesn't overpower other tastes, making it the perfect accompaniment to combinations of herbs like rosemary and oregano. Our basil is picked and dried on the same day, so when you open the foil-fresh sealed herb to use in your kitchen creations, you can be sure that your guests won't be able to wait to dig in to your gorgeous basil-inflected dishes.
Use generously to taste
Why not try...
stirring into chopped fresh tomatoes with a dash of olive oil for a delicious bruschetta topping. Also great sprinkled over pizzas or roasted vegetables.
create infused oil for salad dressings and condiments by dropping some basil in warmed oil and leaving it to work its magic in a sealed container over a couple of weeks.
Store in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight.