We enjoy including African Blue Basil in our bouquets in the house but since we are talking food here … give Oh My Dish’s African Blue Basil Vinaigrette a try.
1/2 cup African Blue Basil leaves
1 shallot (chopped)
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. dijon mustard
1 tsp. refined sugar
1 cup white wine vinegar
3/4 cup olive oil
We conducted a trial of organic Aromatto Basil last year and used it in our bouquets. Our customers agreed with us that it is not only beautiful, but has a good vase life. Everyone enjoys the fragrance, but describes it differently. Our seed producer likens it to Cinnamon Basil and that is an apt description. We have not cooked with it, but one of our customers did and described it as sweeter than Genovese Basil.