Lime Basil

A rare and hard to find seed variety, Lime basil is sweet and fragrant with a mild citrus taste. The lime scent of the bright green, lance-shaped leaves pair perfectly with lemon basil for a full explosion of tangy fresh flavour. Excellent for flavouring sauces, dressings and desserts.

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Nutritional facts:

Lime basil has high levels of vitamin K also contains small amounts of potassium, manganese, copper and magnesium.

Flavour:

Lime basil has a strong lime scent that becomes especially noticeable once it is minced or chopped. The peppery-lime taste is a wonderful complement to many savoury dishes.

Goes well with:

Use Lime Basil in stir fry, fish and poultry dishes, where the fresh citrus flavour can come through. Lime basil matches well with tomato-flavoured dishes, pasta sauces, vegetables, especially beans, peppers, and eggplants.


Recipes

Lime Basil Asparagus with Chicken

  • 2 limes, sliced paper thin
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh lime juice
  • 4 boneless chicken breast
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 pound of asparagus
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • salt and pepper

Lime Basil Marinade and Sauce

  • Zest and juice of 4 limes
  • 2 cloves crushed garlic
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/3 cup walnut oil (can sub for Extra Virgin Olive Oil but I like the mildness of walnut oil in this recipe)
  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos (or wheat free tamari)
  • 2 Tbsp minced/finely chopped fresh basil or to taste (use 2 tsp if using the frozen basil mentioned below)

Lime Basil Risotto

  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups corn kernels (from about three ears)
  • 1 ½ cups chopped lime basil leaves, loosely packed
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 2 cups arborio rice
  • ¾ cup white wine
  • Juice of one small lime
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Grated Parmesan to taste