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Chopped basil

Chopped Basil: A Mediterranean Sunshine in Cuisine

Chopped basil, emblematic of Mediterranean cuisine, immediately evokes the sun and Italy. Its fresh and lemony flavor pairs perfectly with olive oil and mozzarella, bringing a touch of freshness to a variety of dishes.

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How to Cook with Chopped Basil

Chopped basil, a delicate herb, should be added at the end of cooking to preserve its full flavor. It enhances sweet tomatoes, Provencal pistou soups, lasagnas, wild rice, whiting mousses, and sardine carpaccios. For innovative desserts, try a fruit salad (strawberry, apricot, pineapple) with basil or homemade basil sorbet.

Some Recipe Ideas Using Chopped Basil

  • - Caprese Salad: Combine chopped basil, ripe tomatoes, and mozzarella for a timeless classic.
  • - Pistou Soup: Add chopped basil to a Provencal soup for a burst of flavors.
  • - Basil Lasagna: Incorporate chopped basil into your lasagna for an aromatic touch.
  • - Vegetable Carpaccio: Sprinkle chopped basil to enhance the flavors of fresh vegetables.
  • - Basil Sorbet: Create a refreshing and surprising sorbet by adding chopped basil to your lemon or other flavored recipe.

A Harmony of Flavors

Basil emits a powerful and captivating aroma that is a harmonious blend of sweet, peppery, and slightly anise-like notes.

Chopped Basil, a Botanical Treasure

Basil, scientifically known as Ocimum basilicum, has been cultivated in Southwest Asia and Egypt for over 3000 years. Introduced to Western Europe by the Greeks during Alexander the Great's conquests, it has conquered palates worldwide. In India, basil, or Tulsi, is a sacred plant renowned for prolonging life and purifying the aura. Its rich history and numerous applications make it a precious and versatile herb in cooking.

More Information
More Information
Allergen Absence
Native country Egypte
Genus and botanical species Ocimum basilicum
Ingredients basil
Nutritional Info VN Energie pour 100 g (energy for 100g) : 1010 kJ / 244 kcal
VN Matière grasse (fat) : 4.07 g
Dont acide gras saturés (of which saturated fat) : 2.16 g
VN Glucides (carbohydrate) : 10.1 g
Dont sucres (of which sugars) : 1.71 g
VN Protéines (protein) : 23 g
Vn Sel (salt) : 0.19 g
TRACES EVENTUELLES D'ALLERGÈNES céleri, sésame, moutarde, fruits à coques.