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Basil

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Green Salad with Grilled Corn, Cheese, Basil, and Grilled-Tomato Vinaigrette

Time:45 mins
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Brown-Rice Cakes with Sauteed Fennel, Broccoli Rabe, and Ricotta

Time:35 mins
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided, plus more for drizzling
  • 1 head fennel (about 1 pound with fronds), core trimmed, and stems cut lengthwise into 1/4-inch-thick slices
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons coarse salt, divided
  • 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 2/3 cup water, divided
  • 1 pound bunch broccoli rabe, trimmed
  • 4 large egg whites
  • 3 cups cooked short-grain brown rice (from about 1 1/4 cups uncooked)
  • 1/4 teaspoon fennel seeds, toasted and coarsely ground
  • 1/2 cup fresh ricotta
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1/3 cup fresh basil leaves
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Basil Granita with Peaches

Other Ideas:
Dessert, Granitas, Peaches
Ingredients
  • 2 cups loosely packed fresh basil leaves, plus sprigs and flowers for garnish
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh honeydew juice (from 1 1/4 pounds honeydew)
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice, or verjuice
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • 2 peaches, halved lengthwise, pitted, and thinly sliced
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Salsa Verde

Ingredients
  • 2 cups loosely packed basil leaves
  • 2 cups loosely packed picked marjoram
  • 2 cups loosely packed flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 2 cups loosely packed mint leaves
  • 3 anchovy fillets
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • 1 1/4 cups extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt, or more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, or more to taste
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Crudites with Herbed Ricotta

Time:15 mins
Ingredients
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese, preferably fresh
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil, plus leaves for sprinkling
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 pound mixed beans, such as haricots verts and yellow wax beans, trimmed
  • 1 bunch baby carrots, tops left intact (optional)
  • 2 baby zucchini or baby yellow summer squashes, sliced about 1/4 inch thick on the bias
  • 1 English cucumber, cut into spears
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Basil-Citrus Cooler

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Orange-and-Basil Aperitif

Time:20 mins
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Pistou

Time:20 mins
Ingredients
  • 1 large garlic clove
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 cups packed basil leaves
  • 1/3 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese (3/4 ounce), divided
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for storing
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Watermelon and Tomato Salad with Basil Oil

Time:1 hour 20 mins
Ingredients
  • 6 cups cold cubed watermelon (from about 4 1/2 pounds watermelon), rind removed
  • 2 cups fresh basil, plus more for garnish
  • 3 heirloom tomatoes, cut into 1/2-inch wedges
  • 1 1/2 cups extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 Kirby cucumber, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices on the bias
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup crumbled soft goat cheese (4 ounces)
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
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Grilled Zucchini with Buttermilk-Basil Dressing

Ingredients
  • 5 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons white-wine vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 cup packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1/3 cup coarsely grated Parmesan
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 4 medium zucchini or yellow squash (or a combination), halved and cut lengthwise into 1/4-inch slices
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