This means that there is about 1 cup of packed basil leaves in a bunch, 1 cup of chopped basil leaves in a bunch, and 2 cups of loose basil leaves in a bunch. It also answers how many teaspoons of basil per sprig, which comes out to about 3/4 of a teaspoon per sprig.
Thereof, can you substitute dry basil for fresh?
Because dried herbs are generally more potent and concentrated than fresh herbs, you'll need less -- typically three times the amount of fresh herbs as dry. For example, if a recipe calls for 1 tablespoon of fresh oregano, you need only 1 teaspoon of dried, since 3 teaspoons equal 1 tablespoon.
What can I use instead of basil in a recipe?
- Basil: oregano or thyme.
- Bay leaf: For 1 bay leaf, substitute 1/4 teaspoon crushed bay leaf or 1/4 teaspoon thyme.
- Chervil: tarragon or parsley.
- Chives: green onion, onion, or leek.
- Cilantro: parsley.
- Dill (weed or seed): Use an equal amount of tarragon.
- Fennel: anise seed.
- Italian seasoning: basil, oregano, or rosemary.
How many teaspoons of basil are in one leaf?
I poked around in internet searches, and people seem to recommend anywhere from 4 to 8 fresh basil leaves = 1 teaspoon of dried basil. So, if I had to do this, I'd go somewhere in the middle and probably try 2 teaspoons of dried basil for 12 leaves.