Yes, you should be making copious amounts of pesto with your summertime basil. But this sweet herb is good for a whole lot more than sauce. These 43 basil recipes prove it. From a teeteringly tall green salad with those gorgeous green leaves tucked between each layer to a warm dressing you’ll want to drizzle over all your summer veg to a cold shrimp and noodle dish that’s as refreshing as a dip in a pool, these basil recipes make use of the season’s No. 1 herb. Oh, and before you go out and buy a whole bunch (or start growing your own) we have a few important tips for how to store it and how to keep it from going bad.