The hot and sunny weather has produced such beautiful basil in my garden. I have enough for pizza toppings and making pesto. But enough of pesto…what else can I do with it?
It’s a beautiful shade of green and so fragrant.
I guess I could make a homemade basil mayonnaise but decided on this summer’s day to take a shortcut. All this recipe needs is a cupful of fresh basil leaves and a 1/2 cup of good mayonnaise of your choice.
Finely chop the basil leaves in a food processor. It doesn’t have to be pureed, just chopped.
Mix the chopped basil and mayonnaise together. As simple as that!
What’s in the fridge to make a delicious vegetarian sandwich? Leftover grilled vegetables, sliced avocado and soft goat cheese. And, of course, more fresh basil leaves.
Toasted bread of your choice: my favourite is toasted Rideau Bakery rye bread! Smear the basil mayonnaise and layer your toppings.
Yum. A light lunch with all the flavours of summer. Simple and delicious. Enjoy!