McCormick Basil Leaves have an aromatic, sweet flavor that blends well with garlic and tomatoes. This pantry staple is essential in so many of your family’s favorite recipes, including pizza, pasta, marinara sauce and minestrone. 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. Basil is delicious in everything from spaghetti sauce to roasted meats, soups and salads. You’ll also enjoy it in recipes for marinated olives, Italian sausage and peppers or Tuscan beef stew. McCormick Basil Leaves are gently dried for flavor, color and aroma. Rub the leaves between your fingers before adding it to your dish to release the flavorful oils and superb fragrance.