Basil Recipes

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Ramona WerstThis is so exciting!  I want to shine in this area for you.  I love creating recipes for Real Texas Recipes, and I REALLY love creating Basil Recipes.

Several of my Basil Recipes are featured on The Herb Companion Blog.  Here is my Fresh Basil Pesto with Pumpkin Seeds recipe.

My Cinnamon Basil Baked Cranberry Sauce recipe is featured in ifood.TV Thanksgiving eCookbook. [issuu backgroundcolor=5EA61F showflipbtn=true documentid=101118181721-63719026703d400484cad3eb0354c294 docname=thanksgiving_e-cookbook_11.18.2010 username=ifoodtv loadinginfotext=iFOOD.TV’s%20Thanksgiving%20Cookbook showhtmllink=true tag=cookbook width=420 height=280 unit=px]

Real Texas Jalapeño Party Meatballs recipe is featured in ifood.TV Christmas eCookbook.  [issuu backgroundcolor=5EA61F showflipbtn=true documentid=101214032841-cb033a63796949ba9fef06b2e780b2c1 docname=christmas_cookbook_draft_2 username=ifoodtv showhtmllink=true tag=recipes width=420 height=280 unit=px]

I will be creating additional Basil Recipes other than the monthly featured Basil Recipes.  Here are all my recipes, including from other blogs you can take a look at.  If you like the recipe you can visit the blogs to download and print out a copy of the full recipe:


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You can either hover over the Basil Recipe tab and select the recipe in the drop down menu, or you can just click on the hyperlink below.

I know with these recipes you will Love Your Basil!

Featured Basil Recipes:

Fresh Basil Oil

Donkey Risotto with Fresh Basil Oil and Roasted Tomatoes

New Year Black-Eyed Pea with Lettuce Leaf Basil Pie

Thai Basil Pasta Sauce

Cinnamon Basil Pumpkin Pie

Cinnamon Basil Baked Cranberry Sauce

Sweet Basil Breakfast Pies

Spicy Globe Basil Tamales

Brining, Injecting, Frying and Carving a Turkey

Thai Basil Eggplant Parmesan

Chicken Dumplings with Thai and Lettuce Leaf Basils

Spicy Globe Basil Party Meatballs

Thai Basil Honey Cornbread Dressing

Pumpkin Seed Fresh Basil Pesto

Old Fashioned Lemon Basil Lemonade

Avocado Pie with Cinnamon Basil

Creamy Cheesy Scrambled Eggs with Spicy Globe Basil

Spicy Globe Basil Blackberry Tart

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Deborah WilsonNo Gravatar April 19, 2010 at 2:42 pm

Hey Ramona, it was so nice to meet and visit with you and David yesterday. I look forward to seeing you two again in the near future!

I love your web-site although, I looked to the lemongrass soup and did not find it. Am I not looking in the right place? Well, take care and see you soon! Deb


RamonaNo Gravatar April 20, 2010 at 9:16 pm

We enjoyed meeting you too! 🙂 Hope to get to spend more time together this coming year!


RamonaNo Gravatar April 20, 2010 at 11:50 pm

The lemongrass soup is soon to come on my site… 🙂


r sNo Gravatar October 8, 2010 at 10:40 pm

Hey, I have a lemon grass plant. About 6 years ago, I went to a flower show and bought some lemon grass at an herb stand, supposedly to use in cooking. I didn’t use it all, so I put it in a jar on my window sill and it rooted, I planted it and it’s been going strong ever since. I keep it in the basement, under plant lights with my other “rescued for the winter” plants, take it outside every spring. I thought I had lost it with the dry weather this year, but today there were lots of green sprouts. Can the leaves be used, or just the roots? will check your chicken and dumplings recipe. r


RamonaNo Gravatar October 9, 2010 at 12:29 pm

You can use the leaves and the roots to lemon grass. I use fresh lemon grass in my Vietnamese recipes…you might be interested to check out my other blog:


Beth JoynerNo Gravatar February 3, 2011 at 8:33 am

I think you are awesome! Thanks for making every recipe look so easy to prepare.


Beth JoynerNo Gravatar February 3, 2011 at 8:36 am

Hey Romona, I tried downloading your e-book but nothing happened, could there be a problem with the sight?


RamonaNo Gravatar February 11, 2011 at 4:50 pm

Did you confirm in your email…a confirmation email was sent to you. It may be in you spam folder… let me know.
Love Your Basil,


VHNo Gravatar June 7, 2012 at 3:53 pm

My husband planted Cinnamon Basil. Do you have any recipies for a meal useing cinnamon basil. I have no idea what to do with this herb. I saw on your web site chicken wtih lemon basil and bow tie pasta but I cant find that recipie on your site.


RamonaNo Gravatar June 14, 2012 at 11:47 am

I have a few Cinnamon Basil Recipes:


JoJoNo Gravatar September 30, 2012 at 11:23 am

I have African Blue Basil and don’t know what to do with’s very pretty but can it be used in recipes? If so can you give me a few recipes..

thank you,


RamonaNo Gravatar September 30, 2012 at 11:53 am

Some say it’s ornamental. I cook with it. It’s a milder Basil taste, but you can substitute for any basil recipe. There is a tab on this website with all kinds of basil recipes!

Love Your Basil,


LyndaNo Gravatar July 11, 2014 at 11:29 pm

Where can I find the Cinnamon Basil Chicken over Bowtie Pasta recipe?



RamonaNo Gravatar July 12, 2014 at 10:26 am

I’m sorry it wasn’t showing….

Love Your Basil,
Ramona Werst


LyndaNo Gravatar July 12, 2014 at 2:18 pm

Thank you, Ramona! My husband, our resident chef, is going to try it! 🙂


RamonaNo Gravatar July 12, 2014 at 3:17 pm

Great! Let me know what you think, or if you have any changes or additions! 🙂


Mary GelfondNo Gravatar June 27, 2015 at 12:47 pm

Ramona, Do you have any recipes using chocolate basic. I bought a plant this summer and it is doing very well.


RamonaNo Gravatar June 27, 2015 at 3:07 pm

No I don’t have any Chocolate Basil recipes….I’m thinking that Chocolate Basil is a myth and is probably Chocolate Mint which is a cousin of Chocolate Basil.

But you said you have a Chocolate Basil Plant??? Could you send me a picture of it? When you pinch a leaf in between your fingers does it smell like chocolate? Or does it have a faint chocolate and mint aroma?

I am so excited that you might have found a Chocolate Basil!

Love Your Basil,


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