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
1 pint Cherry Tomatoes*, halved
1 cup Cucumber*, sliced and halved
1 Bell Pepper*, diced
1 ear Corn*
- 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
- Add all pesto ingredients to a blender or food processor and pulse or blend until smooth.
- 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.
Tags: basil | Bell Pepper | Cucumber | Garlic | Sweet Corn | Tomatoes