This article originally appeared on All You.By Sara Morrow

Yes, pesto is fantastic, but this time of year, we’re up to our ears in basil leaves (thank you, backyard bumper crop and farmers market overflow!). For a fresh take, try one of these easy ideas.

Basil_and_eggsHerb ScrambleBasil and eggs are natural partners. Fold chopped fresh basil into scrambled eggs (about 1 tsp. per egg) just before they come off the stove.

Basil_and_watermelonFruit SaladFor a refreshing snack (or dessert), toss a few chopped fresh basil leaves over a bowl of cubed seedless watermelon. Another tasty mix-in idea? Crumbled feta.

Herbal_MocktailHerbal MocktailUsing the handle of a wooden spoon, muddle 2 Tbsp. lemon juice, a pinch of sugar and 5 basil leaves in a glass. Fill with ice and seltzer. Garnish with cucumber slices.


Basil-Fruit SalsaCombine 2 pitted chopped peaches, 2 Tbsp. chopped red onion, 1 small seeded, chopped jalapeño, 2 Tbsp. each torn basil and mint leaves, 1 Tbsp. each lime juice and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper and serve with tortilla chips.More from All You: