Basil is one of the most popular herbs in the world owing to the versatility of its flavor profile. Basil has a slightly lemony flavor with a hint of licorice and camphor. Two of the more popular dishes that make use of basil as a primary flavor component are Margherita pizzas and pesto sauces both Italian recipes. Our basil is a dried version of the leaves with a slightly milder flavor and longer shelf life. | Basil is a slightly sweet herb that often has a flavor like anise. Used in pesto and pizzas.