basil Recipes

Weekday Vegetable Soup recipe
Weekday Vegetable Soup

A vegetable soup I've been enjoying for lunch at the studio. Made with tomatoes, white beans, celery, and some herbs. It's simple, and straight-forward with a finishing basil accent.

Lentils folded into Yogurt, Spinach, and Basil recipe
Lentils folded into Yogurt, Spinach, and Basil

Have you seen the little book, Lunch at the Shop: The Art and Practice of the Midday Meal? It's great on many fronts, and I made these Lentils folded into Yogurt, Spinach, and Basil from it.

Five Herb Pesto recipe
Five Herb Pesto

A summer pesto made from a mix of coriander, basil, arugula, oregano, and chives, and links to a few other new recipes we've sprinkled around the QUITOKEETO shop site.

Millet Croquettes recipe
Millet Croquettes

Millet croquettes - crunchy crusted, basil and kale flecked for the flight to Delhi, along with a snapshot of how I packed.

Roasted Lemon Chutney recipe
Roasted Lemon Chutney

A beautiful roasted lemon chutney from Molly Steven's new book & some Mendocino coast photos.

Soup au Pistou recipe
Soup au Pistou

A soup I made for a camping trip to the Sonoma coast - lots of beans, vegetables, and stellette pasta. Tiny stars under the stars, with a good dollop of pistou for each bowl.

Ginger-Poached Noodles recipe
Ginger-Poached Noodles

Poached spinach noodles, tofu, and baby broccoli in ginger broth. Finished with a splash of soy sauce, mint, basil, lime juice and red pepper flakes. Quick, simple, and invigorating.

Asparagus Stir-Fry recipe
Asparagus Stir-Fry

A favorite stir-fry recipe. Asparagus and tofu form the base, but it has quite a lot going on beyond that. You get a bite of tang from the lime, heat from the red chiles and fresh ginger, mint and basil cool things down, and a touch hoisin sauce gives you just enough sweetness to balance it all out.

Slurp-tastic Herb Noodles recipe
Slurp-tastic Herb Noodles

A big, slurpy bowl of whisper-thin spinach noodles draped in a spicy curry and herb broth - inspired by a beautiful box of noodles I picked up in Mill Valley, Ca.

Heather's Quinoa recipe
Heather's Quinoa

A one-skillet quinoa recipe - quinoa, corn, chopped kale and pan-toasted tofu tossed with a big dollop of pesto and finished off with a few roasted cherry tomatoes.

Herb Salad recipe
Herb Salad

A lovely herb salad recipe made from lots of summertime herbs, green beans, and corn.

Spring Panzanella recipe
Spring Panzanella

A spring twist on a panzanella recipe. This panzanella features asparagus, spinach, and peas with hearty, garlic and time toasted bread cubes.

In a Hurry Green Curry recipe
In a Hurry Green Curry

A quick and delicious green curry recipe - peas, asparagus, and tofu swimming in a fragrant, not-overly-rich Thai green chile broth.

Cottage Cheese Muffins recipe
Cottage Cheese Muffins

Golden, puffy, sun-dried tomato, and cottage cheese muffins. High in protein, low in carbs, they are a great, satisfying way to start the day.

Red Rice Salad recipe
Red Rice Salad

Indonesian red rice salad with boiled eggs and macadamias. Riveting to look at, with a wonderfully complex array of flavors and textures to enjoy.

Thousand Layer Lasagna recipe
Thousand Layer Lasagna

My favorite lasagna recipe. Dozens and dozens of whisper-thin sheets of fresh pasta brushed with the most vibrant red tomato sauce imaginable all intersecting layer after layer of warm, oozy, fresh mozzarella.

How to Make Pesto like an Italian Grandmother recipe
How to Make Pesto like an Italian Grandmother

This favorite, stunning, vibrant pesto recipe was taught to me by my friend Francesca's mother who came to visit recently - handchopped basil, garlic, Parmesan, olive oil and pinenuts.

Cheesy, Heirloom, Panini Batons recipe
Cheesy, Heirloom, Panini Batons

One-inch wide slabs of toasted, cheesy, heirloom tomato filled deliciousness slathered with a basil-chive ricotta spread.

Thousand Layer Lasagna recipe
Thousand Layer Lasagna

I'll never make lasagna any other way. Impossibly thin layers of feathery-light pasta with just enough sauce and cheese between each layer to keep it moist and flavorful.

Heirloom Tomato Tart in a Parmesan Crust recipe
Heirloom Tomato Tart in a Parmesan Crust

A knock-out tomato tart recipe - it highlights the flavor and vibrancy of the tomatoes while remaining mush-free.