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Taste and Aroma

Dried basil has a sweet-spicy aroma and it will give your dishes a light peppery taste.

Quick Kitchen Tips


  • Store basil in a cool, dark place. Buy the amount that you think you will be able to use within six months.


  • 1 tablespoon dried basil = 3 tablespoons of fresh basil.

How to use when cooking:

  • You can add dried basil during cooking to really add flavor to your dish. The aroma will not be lost, but taken on. Fresh basil, on the other hand, is more suitable to garnish and decorate dishes.

Dishes it Works Best With



As marinade for lamb or beef


As topping


In salad sauce
As antipasti marinade

Recipe Recommendation

Antipasti Vegetables

Cut capsicums, zucchini and aubergine into thin slices longways. Braise them lightly in a pan with olive oil, add thyme and chopped garlic and fry until soft. Only then season with salt and pepper. Finely chop red onion and chili, stir together with the cream cheese, refine with chopped fresh basil and taste. Fill the sliced vegetables with the cream cheese mixture, roll them up and fasten them with skewers.

What other Herbs and Spices to Mix With?

Coriander, Oregano, Rosemary

Which herbs go with which dish

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