Tag Archives: basil

Cauliflower “Coucous” with Mint-Basil Sauce

13 June

Ingredients: Sauce: ¼ cup mint leaves ¾ cup packed basil leaves 2 lemons, zested and juiced ½ cup olive oil 1½ teaspoons maple syrup Cauliflower: 1 medium head cauliflower, stalks and stem discarded 1 tablespoon olive oil ½ large red onion, finely diced sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste 1/8 cup fresh basil, […]

Broccoli Almond Pesto

26 January

Ingredients: 3 cloves garlic 2 cups very small broccoli florets ¾ cups packed basil leaves ½ cup Parmesan cheese ½ teaspoon sea salt 1/3 cup olive oil Freshly ground black pepper to taste Directions: 1. Drop garlic into a food processor with the motor running to chop. Add the broccoli, basil, almonds, cheese, and salt […]

Orzo and Pesto Stuffed Tomatoes

18 August

Ingredients: 2 quarts water 1½ cups orzo 6 large, ripe tomatoes sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1/3 cup tiny cubes of feta or other sharp cheese Chopped California black olives and chopped fresh basil Pesto Genovese: 1½ cups fresh basil, packed 2 cloves garlic, minced ¼ cup pine nuts ½ cup […]

Broiled Summer Squash with Toasted Israeli Couscous

21 July

Ingredients: 1½ tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1 glove garlic, minced 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 summer squash, cut lengthwise into ½-inch thick slices 2 sweet peppers, quartered lengthwise ½ cup finely chopped red onion ¾ cup toasted Israeli couscous 1¾ cups chicken broth or water 3 tablespoon thinly sliced fresh basil Directions: 1. Whisk together vinegar, […]

Vietnamese Noodle Dish

14 July

Ingredients: 6 ounces wide rice noodles ½ cup rice vinegar 2 tablespoons sweetener, or to taste 2 tablespoons fish sauce 4 cups shredded Savoy cabbage 1½ cups shredded carrots 1 cup thinly sliced radishes 1 cup slivered basil ½ cup finely chopped unsalted roasted peanuts Directions: 1. Bring a large pot of water to a […]

Early Summer Squash Sauce

22 June

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 large shallot, thinly sliced 4 squash, thinly sliced 1/2 cup packed fresh basil, cut into thin ribbons 1 tablespoon lemon juice sea salt freshly ground pepper, to taste Directions: 1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute the shallot, stirring frequently, until it is fragrant and […]

Summer Squash Stew

03 September

Ingredients: 2 medium-size summer squash (about 1 pound), sliced into thick slices 1 medium size onion, sliced 2 cloves garlic, chopped 2 cups sliced tomatoes 4 small potatoes ½ sweet pepper, sliced 1 teaspoon sea salt ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper ½ teaspoon fresh oregano 2 teaspoons fresh parsley, chopped 2 basil leaves, chopped ½ […]

Raspberry Basil Lime Agua Fresca

27 August

Ingredients: 1 cup raspberries 2 large basil leaves 2 cups cold filtered water 2 tablespoons lime juice 2-3 tablespoons sweetener of choice fresh raspberries and lime wedges for garnish Directions: Puree raspberries and basil together in a blender. Add water, lime juice, and sweetener and blend again to mix. Pour into 2 ice-filled glasses and […]

Stewed Leeks, Turkish Style

19 August

Ingredients: 8-10 leeks, including 2 inches of greens, halved crosswise 2 large onions, sliced and separated into rings 1 large tomato, chopped sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 cup stock 2 teaspoons basil Directions: 1. Saute the onions in the oil over medium heat until they are soft. Add the leeks; turn them […]

Cold Tomato Soup

12 August

Ingredients: 4 pounds tomatoes, seeded (optional), juice reserved sea salt and freshly ground black pepper sherry vinegar olive oil, to finish chopped basil 2 scallions, including a bit of the greens, thinly sliced Directions: Chop the tomatoes by hand until they are fine, almost like a puree. Put the tomatoes in a bowl add the […]