Basil is a herb that can elevate any dish. In its fresh form, it adds depth of flavor and a bright burst to just about any savory meal. Basil is the perfect companion for dishes where you want to add a herbaceous, clove-like flavor without being overbearing. Not only is basil delicious, it is also nutritious because it features vitamins K, B6, and A. Basil is used extensively in Asian cuisine, especially Thai food, but is loved all over the world for its versatility and unique flavor. We can't wait to bring you these incredible and sophisticated, fresh dishes featuring one of our favorite herbs, basil.
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7 Meal Kits Featuring Basil
1. Thai Garlic and Basil Chicken
Also known as Pad Grapow, this perfectly planned meal features succulent and juicy skinless chicken breast combined with a gluten-free tangy tamari sauce, light and fluffy long grain brown rice, fresh green peas, shallots, garlic cloves, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, dark brown sugar, and our star ingredient basil. This savory dish is easy to prepare in your favorite sauté pan and is ready in minutes.
Try it: Thai Garlic and Basil Chicken
2. Tomato and Basil Flatbread Pizza With Arugula Salad
This simple yet flavorful pizza gives you an authentic Italian experience without all of the hassle. This pizza comes with a hearty crunchy pita bread crust that has a layer of fresh pesto and slices of red ripe garden fresh Roma tomatoes for the base, topped with authentic Parmesan and Mozzarella cheese. The pizza comes with a delicious, yet simple salad with fresh, bright lemon, peppery arugula, and delicate basil. This meal only requires some simple preparation and you have a fantastic meal.
3. Caprese Pasta
This take on the classic Caprese salad is delicate yet packed with flavor. This meal combines whole grain penne pasta with fresh cherry tomatoes that are bursting with flavor, juicy chicken breast, deep and flavorful balsamic vinegar, and fresh parsley and basil. This is a light, fresh meal that is sure to be a winner.
Try it: Caprese Pasta
4. Chicken en Papillote
This delectable and healthy meal is full of veggies with a touch of wine. The chicken and vegetables steam in the wine so that they cook with a little fat, which makes it light and savory. It combines tender chicken breasts with asparagus, shiitake mushrooms, baby carrots, bright lemon, red ripe cherry tomatoes, zucchini, and basil. You get plenty of great vegetables prepared in a way that expertly combines their unique flavors. This dish requires little preparation, which leaves you more time to enjoy this fantastic French meal.
Try it: Chicken en Papillote
5. Grilled Branzino with Lemon and Herbs
This classic Mediterranean fish combines with a lemon-herb olive oil for a fresh and flavorful dish you will remember. The Branzino is glazed with an expertly blended combination of fresh parsley, thyme, and basil with lemon to brighten the flavors.
6. Malaysian Black Pepper Shrimp
This Malaysian dish combines rice vermicelli noodles with fresh shrimp in a rich, flavorful sauce that makes your taste buds dance. The sauce is a mixture of cracked black peppercorn, garlic cloves, fresh ginger, oyster sauce, lime, mint, cilantro, and basil. It is everything you could want from a healthy meal.
Try it: Malaysian Black Pepper Shrimp
7. Mujadara with Caprese Salad
This classic Arabic dish is vegetarian and healthy, but also full of exotic spices and rich flavors. This dish combines fluffy brown rice, shallots, zesty orange, onion, turmeric, vegetable base, spicy red chili flake, cinnamon, green lentils, and fresh basil. The Caprese salad combines beefsteak tomatoes, tofu, basil, and a balsamic reduction. These flavors are dynamic and fresh without being heavy. This is the perfect vegetarian dish—and it's satisfyingly easy to prepare.
Try it: Mujadara with Caprese Salad