Basil is a wonderful addition to many foods. It is especially popular in the cuisines of Chile, France, Italy, Lebanon, and Thailand, and pairs well with summer vegetables such as tomatoes, eggplant, corn, and baby potatoes. Basil is also a delicious addition to green and pasta salads, herb breads, and pizza.
Basil combines nicely with thyme and marjoram. Experimentation is the best way to determine how much seasoning tastes best to you. A good rule of thumb for using dried basil, is 1 teaspoon (1g) for a dish that serves four people.