Pesto grilled shrimp.. pulse in blender 1/2 C packed fresh basil, 1 clove garlic, 1Tbsp pine nuts, 2 Tbsp Olive oil, 2 Tbsp parmesan cheese, 1 Tbsp lemon juice, salt & pepper. Marinade 1 pound pealed and de-veined shrimp for 20 min in refrigerator. Grill med. high 2-3 min.
Pesto from Fresh Basil Recipe 2 cups fresh basil leaves (stuff them into a measure cup and press them down with your hand it s not a precise m) 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese 1/4 cup pine nuts (don, walnuts or hazelnuts) 3 garlic cloves (finely minced or 1 tablespoon of prepared minced) 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 tsp sugar
Roasted Corn and Basil Stuffed Tomatoes - Ingredients 6-10 tomatoes (I used 6 medium/smallish ones) ½ cup cooked brown rice ½ cup fresh sweet corn (canned works, but fresh is better) 1 clove garlic, minced a handful of fresh basil ribbons salt and pepper to taste grated cheese (I used Gouda)
Spinach Pesto ~ Ingredients: 1 cup baby spinach, packed, 1/4 cup basil, packed, 1 clove garlic, 2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted, 1/4 cup parmigiano-reggiano (parmesan), grated, 3 tablespoons olive oil, lemon juice to taste, salt and pepper to taste. Directions: Puree everything in the food processor.
Three Olive Tapenade 1 cup kalamata olives, pitted 1 cup large green olives, pitted 1 cup California olives, pitted 1 each red bell pepper, roasted and cut into 1″ pieces (see instructions below) 4-5 cloves of garlic 1/2 oz parsley, loosely chopped 1/2 oz basil, loosely chopped 3 tsp lemon juice 2 Tbsp capers 5 Tbsp olive oil
Spinach Pesto.... 6 oz fresh baby spinach; 1 cup basil leaves; 1 cup toasted pecans; 1 shallot clove; chopped; 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, finely grated; 1/2 cup Star Garlic Olive Oil; 1 teaspoon coarse salt