Spring is Calling: Fresh Herb-filled Recipes

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Spring is Calling: Fresh Herb-filled Recipes

Is spring giving you a craving for fresh eats?  Check out our selection for healthy recipes below.

Fresh Basil & Kale Pesto

Ingredients 1/3 cup of olive oil 1/4 cup of chicken broth 1/2 cup of light and fluffy grated parmesan (not packed) 5 garlic cloves, peeled 2 cups of fresh basil leaves 2 cups of lacinato kale 3 tablespoons of pine nuts 1/2 teaspoon salt Black pepper Lemon juice Instructions

  1. Place all of the ingredients in the order as listed into your blender, Vitamix or food processor.
  2. Blend until creamy and smooth.
  3. Top on pasta, a firm white fish or chicken


Quinoa Salad with Tuna & Capers

Ingredients 2 cups of cooked Quinoa 2 cans tuna, preferably olive oil packed 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 1/2 tablespoon capers, rinsed 1/2 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil, plus whole leaves for garnish 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro salt and pepper Instructions

  1. Cook quinoa as directed. Remove from the heat and let stand, covered, until completely cool, at least 1 hour. Separate grains with a fork.
  2. Drain the tuna of its excess oil, put it in a bowl, and then flake it with a fork.
  3. In a large bowl, stir together the lemon juice, olive oil, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1 teaspoon pepper. Add the rice, tuna, capers, parsley, chopped basil, and cilantro and mix gently.
  4. Garnish with whole basil leaves!


Herb Spring Rolls

Ingredients 1 package of spring roll wrappers 1 red onion thinly sliced 1 orange bell pepper, cut into 1/4-inch julienne strips 1/3 cup thinly sliced cabbage 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves (preferably Thai basil), washed well and spun dry 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, washed well and spun dry 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, washed well and spun dry Dipping sauce 1/2 cup soy sauce 1/4 cup sesame oil 1 clove of garlic minced 1/2 inch chunk of ginger finely chopped 1/4 cup lime juice 1 tsp sriracha 2 tbsp fish sauce Instructions

  1. For sauce combine all ingredients in a bowl and divide.
  2. Marinade red onion in half the dipping sauce for at least 30 minutes.
  3. To prep spring roll wrapper dip in water for 5-10 seconds until flexible.
  4. Layout wrapper on a wetted surface add peppers, onions, cabbage and a good pinch of herbs in each wrapper plus a touch of onion marinade. Roll wrapper tucking in side to close ends before finishing the rolling

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