Avocado Cream Sauce for Tacos

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What is avocado cream sauce

Avocado cream sauce is a finishing touch for tacos. Avocado crema sauce can be a replacement sauce for salsa. It acts to bring together the meat and vegetables in the taco to melt the flavors together.

Avocado Cream Sauce for Tacos

What is avocado cream sauce made of

Avocado cream sauce is made with thick plain yogurt which gives the crema a thick base. The yogurt mixed with avocado makes the sauce creamy and full bodied. It has a strong lime flavor to the avocado crema that finishes the sauce off well.

Can you make avocado crema spicy

If you’re looking for a taco avocado sauce that has bit more spice to it, you can add a jalapeno with the seeds removed. Jalapeno can add a punch to the sauce that some people crave in tacos!

What can you add avocado cream sauce to

Avocado cream sauce can be added to:

  • shrimp tacos
  • pulled pork tacos
  • chicken tacos
  • vegetarian tacos
  • coleslaw
Avocado Cream Sauce for Tacos

You can add your avocado crema sauce to coleslaw for your tacos.

Mix a couple of spoonful’s of avocado cream sauce and some red and green slices of cabbage.

Add this to your taco for the base, then add any meat on top of the coleslaw. Top with a bit more avocado cream sauce and your taco is ready to serve.

Avocado Cream Sauce for Tacos

Avocado Cream Sauce for Tacos

How to make avocado cream sauce for tacos
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: condiment
Keyword: sauce
Yield: 1 cup

Equipment

  • Food processor

Materials

  • 1 medium avocado
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt 5-10% fat content or Greek
  • 3 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

  • Cut avocado in half. Remove the pit and scoop out the insides of the avocado. Place the insides of the avocado in a food processor.
  • Add cilantro, garlic, lime juice, yogurt, olive oil, and salt to the food processor.
  • Pulse only for 1 second at a time. Pulse until the avocado cream sauce comes together. It should take about 8-12 pulses before the avocado crema is ready.
  • Add avocado cream sauce to your tacos as a sauce. Alternatively, this avocado crema can be added to coleslaw (red and green cabbage slices) to create an avocado creamy coleslaw for tacos.

How to Make Tzatziki Sauce for Gyros

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What is a Gyro

A Gyro is a pita wrap made with meat (chicken, lamb, beef, or pork), vegetables (lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions) and sauce (tzatziki, hummus). In Greece, they actually place French fries inside of their gyros which gives the pita a full flavoring of salt and potatoes.

How to Make Tzatziki Sauce for Gyros

What is Tzatziki Sauce made of

Tzatziki Sauce is made of strained plain yogurt, cucumber, garlic, salt, olive oil and herbs, such as mint or dill. The tzatziki sauce base of plain yogurt is strained by using a cheese cloth.

What is a cheese cloth

A cheese cloth is a crisscross light fabric that is use to strain liquid out of food. The liquid is able to pass through the small holes in the cheese cloth, leaving the food in the cheese cloth. Typically a bowl is place underneath the cheesecloth to gather the liquid that falls through.

Where to buy cheese cloth

You can find cheese cloth in your local grocery store.

You can try near the salmon (tartar sauce), baking aisle, or cooking utensils to find the cheese cloth. It’s not generally in any specific aisle, so it’s best to ask your grocery store clerk where you can find it.

You will get a large amount of cheese cloth that will be folded up in a plastic packaging.

Can you reuse cheese cloth

You can reuse cheesecloth by washing it with hot water and baking soda. However, there is still a risk of leftover food in the cheese cloth. It is recommended to use a fresh piece of cheese cloth for each time you use it.

How to Make Tzatziki Sauce for Gyros

Step by step guide how to make tzatziki sauce for gyros
Prep Time10 mins
Straining Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: condiment
Keyword: dip
Yield: 1.5 cups

Equipment

  • cheese cloth
  • strainer or sifter

Materials

  • 2 cups plain yogurt 5% fat (high fat content)
  • 1/2 cup cucumber grated
  • 4-5 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp dried dill
  • 1 tbsp mint fresh, chopped

Instructions

  • Take your cheese cloth and fold a few times to have it about 4 layers in thickness. You'll need the size of the folded cheese cloth to be about 12"x12".
  • Place the cheese cloth centered in your strainer or sifter. Add yogurt to the cheese cloth. Tie the cheese cloth with an elastic band to have the yogurt fully enclose. Place a small bowl underneath the sifter or strainer to catch the drippings. Place the straining yogurt in the fridge for 2 hours.
  • Remove the yogurt from the fridge and place in a small bowl.
  • Using your cheese cloth, place the cucumber inside. Squeeze the water out of the cucumber. Place your cucumber in the bowl with the yogurt.
  • Add olive oil, mint, dill, garlic, salt, and vinegar to the yogurt bowl. Mix well until fully combined.
  • Taste test your tzatziki sauce, you might need more garlic, mint or dill to finish off the tzatziki sauce to your liking.
  • Store the tzatziki sauce in the fridge for up to 3 days.

San Marzano Pizza Sauce Recipe

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San Marzano pizza sauce is a rich and lush pizza sauce that will become your go-to recipe.

Make sure you taste test your pizza sauce throughout the cooking process so you can make adjustments as needed to your liking.

San Marzano pizza sauce recipe

Why use San Marzano tomatoes for pizza sauce

San Marzano tomatoes are used for making pizza sauce because of their sweet and rich flavor.

San Marzano tomatoes are less acidic than Roma tomatoes, and have a more powerful flavor.

Pizza sauce is a little on the sweeter side, therefore using San Marzano tomatoes is the preferred tomato for making pizza sauce.

If you were to make pizza sauce with Plum or Roma tomatoes, you would have to add more sugar or add butter to the pizza sauce to balance out the acidity.

Why use San Marzano tomatoes for pizza sauce

Should you drain San Marzano tomatoes

Yes, you should drain off the tomato juices of San Marzano tomatoes for your recipe. Draining off the juices will make the pizza sauce more thick, and you can always add a little of the drippings if it’s too thick for your liking. You have more control over the pizza sauce by draining the San Marzano tomatoes.

Should you drain San Marzano tomatoes

Can you freeze San Marzano Pizza Sauce

You can freeze San Marzano Pizza Sauce in an airtight container for up to 1 month in the freezer. To thaw the San Marzano Pizza Sauce, place it in the refrigerator for 24 hours before you’re wanting to use it.

Can you freeze San Marzano Pizza Sauce

How to make San Marzano pizza sauce spicy

To make San Marzano pizza sauce spicy, add more pepper and red pepper flakes to the sauce. You can add 1/8 tsp of pepper, and 1/4 tsp of red pepper flakes and then adjust as necessary. You can also add more basil, as its peppery flavor will make the pizza sauce more spicy. Add another 1-2 tbsp of fresh strips of basil to the pizza sauce and adjust to your liking.

ow to make San Marzano pizza sauce spicy

How can you modify the San Marzano pizza sauce recipe

  1. Add 1 onion cut in half to the pizza sauce right before it starts the 30 minute cook time. Remove the onions at the end of the cooking process to have more of a creamy onion flavor to your pizza sauce.
  2. Eliminate fresh basil from the pizza sauce to have a sweeter pizza sauce.
  3. Add 1-2 tsp of Italian seasoning to the pizza sauce to add a little more flavoring.

San Marzano Pizza Sauce Recipe

How to make pizza sauce using San Marzano tomatoes
Prep Time20 mins
Active Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: condiment
Keyword: sauce
Yield: 2 large pizzas

Materials

  • 1 28 ounce San Marzano Tomatoes canned
  • 2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp oregano dried
  • pinch red pepper flakes
  • 2 tsp sugar granulated
  • pinch pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp basil fresh, cut into strips

Instructions

  • Place a strainer over a medium bowl. Pour the tomatoes into the strainer. Add a little salt to the top of the tomatoes. Let sit for 20 minutes until most of the juices have been removed. Straining the juices out of the San Marzano canned tomatoes will make the pizza sauce nice and thick.
    San Marzano tomatoes for pizza sauce
  • Place the tomatoes in a medium bowl. Use a potato masher or pastry blender to break up the tomatoes a little before cooking them.
    crushing san marzano tomatoes for pizza sauce
  • In a medium frying pan over low- medium heat, place olive oil, garlic and oregano and cook until fragrant. It should take a couple of minutes to cook, then add the red pepper flakes at the end.
  • Add your strained San Marzano tomatoes to the frying pan. Gently mash them to make them a little smaller. Mix the infused oil into the tomatoes to create an herbed pizza sauce.
  • Add sugar, salt, and pepper to the pizza sauce.
    san marzano pizza sauce recipe
  • Cook the pizza sauce for 30 minutes over low heat to let it simmer. Stir the San Marzano pizza sauce every couple of minutes.
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  • Add fresh cut strips of basil to the pizza sauce and cook for another 5-10 minutes.
    san marzano pizza sauce with basil
  • San Marzano pizza sauce is ready to use. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Store in the freezer in an airtight container for up to 1 month.
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how to make San Marzano pizza sauce

How to make Margherita Pizza with San Marzano Pizza Sauce

  1. Roll out your pizza dough to fit your round pizza pan.
  2. Spread San Marzano pizza sauce over your pizza dough.
  3. Using a pastry brush, brush extra virgin olive oil over the edges of the crust that do not have pizza sauce on it. Only on the outer ring of pizza dough. (optional)
  4. Cut 8 slices of fresh mozzarella cheese. Arrange the cheese sparingly, not overlapping, on the pizza sauce.
  5. Bake the pizza at 500 degrees F for 12 minutes, or until cheese looks like its browning.
  6. Remove the pizza from the oven and arrange 8-10 fresh basil leaves on the margherita pizza.
  7. Serve immediately.
  8. Store in the fridge for 3-4 days.
How to make Margherita Pizza with San Marzano Pizza Sauce

Pesto Recipe for Pasta

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Creamy and lush pesto recipe for pasta that will have you coming back for more.

Pesto recipe is enough to coat 500g of pasta, which is a huge batch. Depending on how much pasta you’re making, you might have some pesto recipe leftovers.

Pesto Recipe for Pasta

What is pesto sauce used for

Pesto sauce can be used for:

  • pasta salad
  • warm pasta dishes
  • bruschetta
  • sandwiches
  • appetizers
  • dipping bread into
  • pizza sauce (ex. with fresh mozzarella cheese & sundried tomatoes)
  • potatoes
  • braided pesto bread
What is pesto sauce used for

What goes well with pesto pasta

Foods that go well with pesto pasta include:

  • feta
  • tomatoes
  • cucumber
  • peppers
  • broccoli
  • chicken
  • olives
  • shrimp
  • sundried tomatoes
  • bocconcini cheese
  • peas
  • parmesan cheese
  • zucchini

How long does pesto pasta last for

Pesto pasta will last for 4-5 days in the refrigerator. Pesto is absorbed by the pasta, therefore the pasta will begin drying out after a couple of days. Drizzle a bit of extra virgin olive oil onto the pasta after day 3 if your pesto pasta has become too dry.

Try our Pesto Bow Tie Pasta Salad with your freshly made pesto.

Pesto Recipe for Pasta

How to make pesto for pasta recipe
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: condiment
Yield: 0.5 cup

Materials

  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 1/3 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese finely grated
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • pinch pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

  • Place fresh basil leaves with stems removed in a food processor.
  • Add walnuts to the basil leaves and blend until walnuts have been broken up into small pieces.
  • Add finely grated parmesan cheese, minced garlic, salt and pepper to the food processor.
  • Measure out olive oil. Stream olive oil into food processor and blend it until it's fully combined.
  • Use a spatula to remove the pesto from the food processor.
  • Your pesto is ready to use for your pasta recipe.
Pesto Recipe for Pasta

How to Make Chipotle Mayo

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To make chipotle mayo, you’ll need a couple of spices, a lime, mayo, and a can of chipotles in adobo sauce.

Depending on how thick you want your sauce, and the tangy taste of lime juice, only add the lime juice sparingly until you’re happy with the consistency and taste.

How to Make Chipotle Mayo for Burgers

Chipotle mayo, is it spicy?

Chipotle mayo is quite spicy. You’ll only really notice the spice after eating a few bites of it; the spice won’t start immediately. Chipotle mayo is a medium spice. You can add more spice to your chipotle mayo by either adding more chipotle peppers to your mayo, or add some of the adobo sauce. Add them sparingly to not overdo the spice for your chipotle mayo.

Chipotle mayo, is it spicy?

Chipotle mayo for sweet potato fries

Chipotle mayo for sweet potatoes fries is made by using a bit of lime juice, mayo, and a couple of chipotles in adobo sauce. Blend them all together and add spices as needed. You can add cumin, paprika, smoked paprika, salt and pepper to taste to your liking. Only add the chipotles one at a time until you get the spiciness you’re looking for in your chipotle mayo for your sweet potato fries. If you overdo the spice, it can be difficult to calm the spice. Add a bit more mayo to tone down the flavor if necessary.

Chipotle mayo for sweet potato fries

How to use chipotle mayo dip

Chipotle mayo dip can be used for a number of foods including:

You can spread chipotle mayo dip on sandwiches, wraps, and burgers. To use chipotle mayo dip on tacos, use a spoon to layer the sauce on the top of the taco. Alternatively, you can use chipotle mayo dip for dipping sauce for sweet potato fries.

How to use chipotle mayo dip

How to use chipotle mayo on burgers

Chipotle mayo is a great addition to your homemade burgers. You can add complimenting flavors to your burger, along with your chipotle mayo.

  • cilantro
  • jack cheese
  • fresh red onions
  • avocado
  • cheddar cheese
  • tomatoes
  • lettuce
  • pineapple slices

To use your chipotle mayo on your burger, add it to where you would normally place your regular mayonnaise. Typically the chipotle mayonnaise would be placed on the bun, and then a layer of lettuce overtop. Your burger and the rest of the condiments would follow after to create your chipotle mayo burger.

How to Make Chipotle Mayo

Step by Step Guide How to Make Chipotle Mayo
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: condiment
Keyword: dip
Yield: 8 servings

Materials

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 chipotles in adobo sauce
  • 1-2 tbsp lime juice to taste
  • pinch salt
  • pinch pepper
  • pinch cumin
  • pinch paprika

Instructions

  • Add all of your ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth. The chipotles need to be completely emulsified to give off their spicy flavor and to make the sauce completely smooth.
  • Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Cilantro Lime Coleslaw Recipe No Mayo

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Cilantro lime coleslaw recipe made without using mayonnaise is perfect for making tacos with. Typically coleslaw for tacos has a vinegar-lime base for the coleslaw making the taco tangy and very flavorful. You can use this cilantro lime coleslaw with no mayo on beef tacos, vegetarian tacos, or shrimp tacos.

Cilantro Lime Coleslaw Recipe No Mayo

The cabbage used in the coleslaw recipe can be found in one of the premade coleslaws that you’ll find in a bag in the grocery store. The coleslaw should already have sliced carrots in the coleslaw so you won’t need to add any. I find that purchasing this coleslaw is much cheaper and easier than cutting up multiple cabbage and having most of it go to waste. The coleslaw in a bag should last 3-4 days in the fridge, so that will give you enough time to use most of it up.

The best use of this Mexican slaw is for adding it to shrimp tacos. The coleslaw with cilantro lime vinaigrette goes nicely with the shrimp giving it a hint of lime flavor. It’s not too overpowering and leaves you with a fresh taste in your mouth. You can also try this citrus slaw for on top of fish tacos! The

Why does citrus go well with fish?

Fish is a salty food, and once cooked, it’s skin forms a caramelizing flavor creating a sweet taste. When you add in citrus – sour flavor, you’re getting a combination of salt, sweet and sour all at once. Citrus goes well with fish because it compliments the other flavorings and balances them out.

You can make this quick lime and cilantro slaw in only 5 minutes. Prepare it just before you’re ready to serve your tacos so your coleslaw doesn’t get soggy. I recommend serving it with some sort of salsa – try our watermelon and pineapple salsa if you’re up for a challenge!

watermelon salsa with pineapple and mango

Cilantro Lime Coleslaw Recipe No Mayo

How to make cilantro lime coleslaw without using mayonnaise
Prep Time5 mins
Course: Side Dish
Keyword: coleslaw
Yield: 2 servings

Materials

  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp olive oil extra virgin
  • pinch salt
  • handful cilantro chopped
  • 3/4 cup mixture of shredded carrots, green and purple cabbage this blend of coleslaw can be found in a bag in the grocery store

Instructions

  • Mix the dressing together in a small bowl. Use a fork to really mix the oil into the lime juice and vinegar.
  • Place coleslaw into a small bowl and add cilantro. Pour the dressing over the coleslaw and mix together. Serve the coleslaw immediately.

How to Make Pizza Sauce Without Tomato Paste

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Typically you don’t make pizza sauce with tomato paste because it’s not necessary. Pizza sauce is usually made with crushed tomatoes/whole tomatoes (then it’s blended at the end), fresh basil, minced garlic, oregano, sugar, onions, olive oil, and butter.

How to Make Pizza Sauce Without Tomato Paste

How to Make Pizza Sauce Without Tomato Paste

Step by step guide how to make pizza sauce without using tomato paste
Prep Time15 mins
Active Time1 hr 15 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: condiment
Keyword: sauce
Yield: 2 cups

Materials

  • 1 28 ounce can whole peeled tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 tbsp butter unsalted
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tsp oregano dried
  • pinch red pepper flakes
  • to taste salt
  • handful fresh basil separate into leaves and stems
  • 1 medium onion cut in half
  • 1 tsp sugar

Instructions

  • Place olive oil and butter in a large saucepan over low-medium heat. Add in 2 cloves of minced garlic and sauté for a couple of minutes until fragrant.
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  • Add oregano and a pinch of red pepper flakes. Place the whole can of tomatoes and juice into a large bowl. Use a pastry blender to crush the tomatoes into a bit smaller pieces. Add crushed tomatoes to the saucepan. Separate the basil leaves from the stems. Add 3-4 stems of fresh basil, mix together and cook for 3-4 min.
    crushing tomatoes with a pastry blender
  • Add sugar to the saucepan. Cut the onion in half leaving the root in tact. Peel the outer layer off of the onion and discard. Place the peeled 1/2 onions face down in the sauce and cook for 45 min on low.
    infusing onions into pizza sauce
  • Cut basil leaves into strips. Add the basil leaves after 45 min and cook for 5-15 min. They can turn bitter if you cook them for too long, so best to cook them for as little time as possible. Fresh basil will wilt and combine in the sauce easily using a wooden spoon to press them into the sauce.
    fresh basil for pizza sauce
  • Remove onions and basil stems from the sauce using a strainer and discard. Blend the pizza sauce with a blender until smooth.
    How to Make Pizza Sauce Without Tomato Paste
  • Pizza sauce is ready to use.
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Can you use pasta sauce as a pizza base

You can use pasta sauce as a pizza base in a pinch. Try to add fresh basil, a little tomato paste, and a bit of sugar to thicken it up. Alternatively, you could add crushed tomatoes or fresh diced tomatoes to thicken up your pasta sauce for your pizza base.

Other uses for pizza sauce

  • Dipping sauce for garlic sticks
  • Dipping sauce for bread
  • Pizza pinwheels
  • Breadmaker pizza pretzels
  • Pizza bites
  • Pepperoni pizza pinwheels
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What is the pizza sauce made of?

Pizza sauce is made of:

  • Crushed tomatoes/whole tomatoes
  • Fresh basil
  • Minced garlic
  • Oregano
  • Sugar
  • Onion
  • Olive oil
  • Butter

Are pizza and marinara sauce the same?

Pizza and marinara sauce are similar, but not the same. Pizza sauce and marinara sauce are both made with whole tomatoes. Marinara sauce is pasta sauce, which typically has tomato paste in it, along with diced onions, and possibly other vegetables to make it the base of a meal. Pizza sauce has onions infused with it, and usually has fresh basil cooked in it, unlike marinara sauce.

What is the tomato sauce on pizza called?

In North America it’s called pizza sauce, or tomato-garlic sauce. In Italy, they call it marinara sauce. In North America they call pasta sauce marinara sauce. So it really depends on which area you live when deciding what to call pizza sauce.

What can I add to marinara sauce for pizza

You can add fresh basil, olive oil, butter, sugar, minced garlic, and oregano to marinara sauce to make pizza sauce.

What is the best melting cheese for pizza?

The best melting cheese for pizza is mozzarella cheese. Mozzarella cheese is creamy, thick, easy on the mouth, and has a squishy texture. The texture makes it stringy when it melts. This is due to how it’s manufactured. Mozzarella cheese is kneaded and stretched when it’s processed. That’s why you get strings of cheese coming off of your pizza when you take a slice off of your pizza. It melts effortlessly when it’s baked on top of pizza in a clay oven.

In Italy they use fresh mozzarella for their best cheese on top of a pizza. You don’t need as much fresh mozzarella on top of a pizza as regular mozzarella.

What’s the difference between fresh mozzarella and regular mozzarella?

Regular mozzarella cheese has had the majority of its moisture removed so it’s considered a low moisture cheese. Regular mozzarella cheese is dried longer, and contains more salt. It has a rubbery feel to it, and easily browns and crisps up when cooked on a pizza in a hot oven.

Fresh mozzarella is purchased with water or brine surrounding the cheese to keep the moisture content high within the cheese. Since it’s only good for about a week after production, it’s best used as soon as you purchase it. It can be vacuumed sealed and will stay good for a bit longer. The high moisture content in fresh mozzarella means that it melts and spreads, but typically does not brown. It’s consistency is much softer and can easily be squished between your fingers, unlike regular mozzarella.

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How do you thicken marinara sauce for pizza?

Thicken marinara sauce by adding fresh basil, minced garlic, oregano, sugar, olive oil, and butter to make pizza sauce.

What cheese do Italians use for pizza?

Italians use fresh mozzarella for their pizza.

What makes Italian pizza different?

Italian pizza is different from American pizza because they use fresh mozzarella, olive oil on their pizza crust, and bake it in a wooden fire oven. The crust is much thinner in Italian pizza, so thin that you typically have to eat it with a fork and knife. If you go to Naples, they are famous for their pizza without pizza sauce. They use olive oil instead of pizza sauce.

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Basil Recipes that are Not Pesto

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How to use basil in recipes other than pesto?

Basil is a such a fragrant herb that adds incredible flavor to everything from appetizers to dinner ideas.

Recipe Ideas for using Basil that are not Pesto

  • Margarita Pizza
  • Prosciutto Pizza
  • Garlic pasta with cherry tomatoes and fresh basil
  • Prosciutto appetizer with apples
  • Bruschetta

Basil is such a great addition to pizza! Even if you’re not making a margarita pizza, adding basil to your favorite pizza will give it a delicious favoring!

prosciutto pizza with fresh basil and nectarines
Prosciutto pizza with fresh basil, grilled nectarines, and balsamic reduction
homemade margarita pizza
Margarita pizza

Any easy way to spice up your favorite pasta dish is to add basil. Try making this garlic pasta dish topped with fresh basil and cherry tomatoes. The flavor of the basil really comes out in it!

There are a ton of appetizer recipes to try with fresh basil.

Here are 2 of my favorite basil appetizer recipes.

Prosciutto Appetizer with Apples

Flavor packed appetizer served on a sliced baguette
Prep Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer
Keyword: appetizer, bread
Yield: 10 people

Materials

  • 100 grams prosciutto separated into long 6 cm pieces x 1 cm width
  • 2 tbsp fig jam
  • 10 leaves basil fresh
  • 1/2 apple thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp balsamic reduction
  • 1 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 baguette sliced

Instructions

  • Slice baguette into rounds that are ~1 cm thick
  • Brush baguette slices with olive oil
  • Toast baguette slices for 2 min on broil high in the oven
  • Remove baguette slices from the oven and set on a serving plate
  • Using a knife, apply a bit of fig jam to each of the baguette slices
  • Place 1 basil leaf on top of each of the baguette slices
  • Cut the apple in half. Cut the halves in half. Remove the seeds/center bits. Slice the apple thinly so they fit nicely on the baguette slices.
  • Place the prosciutto on top of the apple slices
  • Top with a bit of balsamic reduction

Notes

prosciutto appetizer with fig jam

Roasted Cherry Tomato Bruschetta Recipe

How to make roasted tomato bruschetta with fresh basil, restaurant style
Prep Time30 mins
Active Time22 mins
Total Time52 mins
Course: Appetizer
Keyword: appetizer, bread, bruschetta
Yield: 2 people

Materials

  • 1 pkg cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup olive oil extra virgin
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • Pinch pepper
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil cut into strips
  • 1/2 baguette sliced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil for brushing bread
  • 1 garlic clove cut in half
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese grated

Instructions

  • Place cherry tomatoes into a small bowl and drizzle olive oil on top. Add salt and pepper. Mix gently with a spoon until all the tomatoes are covered in oil.
  • On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, place tomatoes evenly dispersed on the pan.
  • Bake at 400 degrees F for 20 min.
  • While the tomatoes are baking, slice half of the baguette. Brush each piece of baguette with olive oil on one side.
  • Once the tomatoes are finished baking, preheat the oven to broil on high.
  • Broil the bread for 1-2 min, watch carefully. Only toast them until your desired doneness.
  • Place the tomatoes into a small bowl and add fresh cut basil. Mix them together with a spoon.
  • After the bread has finished toasting, rub each piece of bread with the cut side of the garlic. This gives it just a hint of garlic flavor, without being overpowering.
  • Add tomato mixture onto the bread pieces.
  • Top with freshly grated parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.

Notes

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