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Stir in 3/4 cup shredded Italian cheese, 2 cups baby arugula leaves and 1/2 cup finely sliced basil.
A new Big Tast-E Burger, winner of a recent Bud & Burger Pub contest, features Italian-influenced flavors with basil, garlic, oregano, American cheese and pepperoni and will be served every day of the fair's run.
Cucumbers are lovely in this saladwich, as are soft herbs like parsley, basil, or dill.
The mathematicians at Pizzanista! have discovered the golden distribution ratio of sauce, mozzarella, Gran Padano, and basil.
The thin rice paper rolls were filled with shrimp, charbroiled pork, pickled daikon and carrots, cucumber, noodles, fresh mint, Thai basil, cilantro, and crunchy rice paper.
Add the tomatoes, strawberries and basil and mix well to coat.
Ladle soup into individual chilled serving bowls and sprinkle with basil.
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Origin and Etymology of basil
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of basil for English Language Learners
: an herb that has a sweet smell and that is used in cooking
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