“Jen Salad”

My partner’s parents affectionately refer to this dish as “Jen Salad.” It’s a chopped salad with basil, coated in a simple goat cheese-based dressing. It takes about 5 minutes to prepare, and makes a great side for a grilled protein of your choice (I like to do this with chicken).

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Basil-Almond Pesto

Another recipe inspired by quickly expiring produce from my friend’s market share! In this case the basil I received had begun to oxidize, so I wanted to use it before it went completely dark and limp. I also used some basil from the plant I am growing on my window sill. I really do not like pignoli (pine nuts), so I decided to make my pesto with almonds, but you can use pignoli and follow the same basic recipe if you’d like.

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