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Spaghetti with Basil

Steps to follow:-
To make a Spaghetti with Basil:
  1. Blanch the basil:- This preserves the bright green colour. Start a small pot of water to boil. Prepare a bowl of ice water. Remove the basil leaves from the stem and wash them; measure out 1 packed cup of leaves (make sure to pack the cup full for the best flavour). Once the water is boiling, add the basil and boil until bright green, 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  2. Immediately turn off the heat, remove the basil and plunge it into the ice bath. Once the leaves are cool, remove them from the water and squeeze out as much excess water as possible.
  3. Blend the sauce:- Place the blanched basil, olive oil, garlic and salt in a blender or in the cup for an immersion blender. Blend until fully combined. Taste and add lemon juice and additional salt to taste. Use immediately or refrigerate for up to 1 week.

How to consume:

  • Top whole leaves onto pizza.
  • Finish pasta with whole or thinly sliced leaves.
  • Blend it into sauces.
  • Puree it into soups.
  • Chop it up to add to a salad.
  • Use it to garnish avocado toast.
  • Turn it into an ice cream topping! Jazz up vanilla ice cream with fresh strawberries, basil, and a balsamic reduction.
Nutritional Value Special Facts
Vitamin k, which offers healthy dose of blood clotting. Basil is native to tropical Asia and belongs to the mint family.
Vitamin A, provide 27% of the Recommended Dietary Allowance. Store it in a glass of water at room temperature out of direct sunlight. The fresh leaves are the parts mostly used, but you may use the flower buds for garnish or in a salad.
Iron,a component of haemoglobin in the red blood cells Lettuce Basil has wrinkled large leaves and perfect for salads. Very popular in Southern Italy.
Essential oils such as eugenol, citronellal, are known to have anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties.
Zea-xanthin, a yellow flavonoid carotenoid compound, found to filter harmful UV rays from reaching he retina.

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