Sweet basil holds a place of honor in Italian cuisine where it lends its minty, anise-like flavor to salads, summer vegetables, chicken, seafood and tomato-based dishes. At McCormick, our basil is carefully harvested and dried to retain natural green color and fragrant sweetness. Basil is perfect partner for all things tomato. Slow-cooked marinara sauce, minestrone, tomato-based fish soups and braised pot roast are dishes in which basil really shines. A sprinkle on top of pizza or pasta adds instant pizzazz. Try whisking basil into a vinaigrette to dress a Caprese or Greek salad or adding it to a marinade for grilled pork or chicken. Toss vegetables like zucchini and bell peppers with basil and olive oil before roasting or grilling.