- it is added at the last moment, as cooking quickly destroys the flavor.
- The dried herb also loses most of its flavor, and what little flavor remains tastes very different
- one of the main ingredients in pesto—a green Italian oil-and-herb sauce
- Thai basil is also a condiment in the Vietnamese noodle soup, phở.
- as an omelet filling (chopped)
- as a garnish for gazpacho (chiffonade)
- as a garnish for risotto