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Do you have a garden in the backyard or a few herbs growing in pots on your patio or balcony? Are you looking for healthy recipes that will put the delicious flavors of your harvest at the forefront of every meal? If basil happens to be one of your summer crops this year, you’re in luck.
Sharmila Chatterjee MSc, MS, RD, LDN, CDE, Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator, shares a vegetarian-friendly recipe that makes basil a star:
Recipe makes 5 servings Ingredients:
For the puree: 2 cloves garlic, peeled 1/2c pine nuts 3/4c basil, chopped 1 1/4c frozen peas 1/4c olive oil Salt and pepper to taste
For the grilled vegetables: 5 large (1/2” thick) tomato slices 5 medium portabella mushroom caps 5 medium (1/4” thick) jicama slices 2 tbsp of your favorite vinaigrette salad dressing Salt and pepper to taste
Garnish: 5 basil leaves
To prepare the puree:
To grill the vegetables:
To assemble dish:
Nutrition Information (per serving) :
Calories: 255 Fat: 19.5g Carb: 15 Fiber: 5g Protein: 5g
Do you have a favorite recipe that includes fresh basil as an ingredient?