Basil – Fiesta Lime Basil

Garden Height
12 - 14
Spacing
10 - 14
Light Level
Full Sun

Features
With its citrus scent and flavor, this basil plant makes for a wonderful accent to poultry and fish. Tasty in pesto, refreshing in potato salad, and a superb parsley substitute in garlic bread, on scallops, and pasta garnish. A sweet herb, use to make a jam or jelly.

Lime Basil Chicken
3 limes (juice and zest), divided
3 tbsp. olive oil
1/4 c. extra-virgin olive oil
3 tbsp. Dijon mustard
3 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
3 tbsp. soy sauce
6 green onions, chopped and divided
2 tbsp. lime basil, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
3 lb. boneless chicken breasts
Combine the zest and juice of 2 limes, olive oil, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, half of the onions and garlic, salt and pepper and mix well. Cut chicken into even cutlets and place in a gallon-sized baggie. Pour marinade over the chicken and marinate for 1 hr. Preheat grill. Grill for 7 minutes. Flip and cook until internal temp reaches 170^F. Combine juice and zest of one lime with extra-virgin olive oil, remaining onions, garlic and basil. Pour over chicken.

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