You can never go wrong with basil pesto. This recipe combines several summer produce and tosses them with a fresh basil pesto, making the perfect midday snack. You can even take it up a notch by adding in your favorite source of protein!

Makes about 2 servings

Ingredients:

Salad:

  • 1 pint Cherry Tomatoes*, halved

  • 1 cup Cucumber*, sliced and halved

  • 1 Bell Pepper*, diced

  • 1 ear Corn*

Pesto:

  • 1 cup Fresh Basil Leaves*, packed
  • 1 clove Garlic*
  • 1 Tbsp. Lemon Juice
  • 1 1/4 cup Sharp Cheese*, grated (optional; only available through preorder)
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper

*available from local producers at Countryside Farmers’ Market at Howe Meadow

 

Method:

  1. Add all pesto ingredients to a blender or food processor and pulse or blend until smooth.
  2. Add cherry tomatoes, cucumber, bell pepper, corn, and pesto to a mixing bowl. Stir until everything is coated in pesto. ENJOY!

Note: Add in your favorite source of protein. Simply cook and dice up your protein of choice, ex. chicken or tofu, and toss it in with the vegetables and pesto.

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