You won’t find a more versatile herb than basil. This member of the mint family carries a fresh, green aroma with a hint of sweet licorice. McCormick® Basil Leaves are delicious in everything from spaghetti sauce to roasted meats, soups and salads. You’ll also enjoy basil leaves cooked into a spicy Indian curry or a Tuscan beef stew. We like it sprinkled on a wedge of summer melon or in a bowl of fresh berries and cream. Tip: Rub the leaves between your fingers before adding it to your dish to release the flavorful oils and superb fragrance.