Caramelized Onion & Goat Cheese Flatbread Pizza

4 servings

Ingredients

3 tablespoons olive oil
1 large yellow onion, sliced
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, leaves chopped
2 flatbreads (whole wheat or spinach)
¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
4 ounces herbed goat cheese
¼ cup pine nuts, chopped
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 cup fresh arugula
Cooking spray

Directions

Preheat oven to 350˚F. In a large skillet over medium heat, add 2 tablespoons olive oil. [...]

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Chicken Pesto Meatballs

Serves 4
INGREDIENTS
For the Meatballs
1 pound ground chicken
2 cups fresh basil, chopped fine
½ cup pine nuts, chopped
8-9 cloves garlic, chopped fine (2 tablespoons reserved for sauce)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cracked pepper
1 teaspoon red chili flakes
1 egg
For the Sauce
Olive oil
2 tablespoons chopped garlic (reserved from meatballs)
2 (28-ounce) cans diced tomatoes
Salt and pepper
PREPARATION
To assemble meatballs, use hands to [...]

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Green Garlic Pesto

Makes approximately 1 cup

Ingredients

¼ pound of fresh green garlic, dark tips trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
¼ cup fresh basil leaves, stems removed
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon lemon juice
¼ cup toasted pine nuts
¼ cup pecorino romano cheese, finely grated
½ cup extra virgin olive oil

Directions

In a blender place the green garlic, basil, lemon zest, lemon juice [...]

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Grilled Chicken with Lemon Thyme Asiago Pesto

Serves 6
INGREDIENTS
6 each chicken breasts, pounded flat
Zest and juice of 2 lemons
Salt and pepper
Lemon thyme Asiago pesto, recipe below
PREPARATION
Marinate chicken breasts in lemon juice, zest, salt and pepper for approximately 30 minutes.
Grill and drizzle with lemon thyme Asiago pesto.
Serve immediately.
Lemon Thyme Asiago Pesto
Makes 1 ½ cups pesto
INGREDIENTS
4 garlic cloves
½ cup pine nuts
2 to 3 cups [...]

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Hand Pounded Pesto

Pesto, simply translated means pounded. It is one of the Lingurian regions most prized ingredients and traditionally hand pounded. Today many use food processors or blenders but you can still find devoted traditionalists who hand pound it proving that the taste is still superior with this method due to the increase of released essential [...]

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Heirloom Squash & Chili Mint Salad

Serves 2
Ingredients
2 zucchinis, cut into ribbons (using a mandolin)
½ cup fresh mint leaves, chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 clove garlic, chopped superfine
1 teaspoon fresh red chili, deseeded and chopped superfine
2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
Salt
Directions
In a mixing bowl mix together the zucchini, garlic, lemon juice and mint. Drizzle olive oil and [...]

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Italian Wedding Soup with Spring Greens

Serves 6
Ingredients
For chicken pesto meatballs
1 pound ground chicken
1 cups fresh basil, chopped fine
¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped fien
½ cup pine nuts, chopped
8-9 cloves garlic, chopped fine (2 tablespoons reserved for sauce)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cracked pepper
1 teaspoon red chili flakes
1 egg
For the soup
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 yellow onion, chopped small
2 cloves garlic, chopped fien
1 teaspoon [...]

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Italian Wedding Soup with Spring Greens and Italian Herb Gremolata

Serves 6
INGREDIENTS
For chicken pesto meatballs
1 pound ground chicken
1 cup fresh basil, chopped fine
¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped fine
½ cup pine nuts, chopped
8-9 cloves garlic, chopped fine (2 tablespoons reserved for sauce)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cracked pepper
1 teaspoon red chili flakes
1 egg
For the soup
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 yellow onion, chopped small
2 cloves garlic, chopped fine
1 teaspoon [...]

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Pasta Basil Pine Nut Pesto over Zucchini

Makes 1 cup (sauce)
Ingredients
3 fresh basil leaves, tightly packed
½ cup of spinach
5 tablespoons olive oil
4 tablespoons flax oil
4 tablespoons white miso
½ tablespoon garlic, minced
½ teaspoon salt, use less at first
½ cup pine nuts
Directions
Put the basil and salt in the food processor. Pulse a few times to begin chopping the basil leaves.
Once the basil is chopped [...]

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Shaved Summer Squash Salad with Chili and Mint and Toasted Pine Nuts

Serves 6-9
Ingredients
4-5 Summer Squash, cut into ribbons (using a mandolin)
1 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped
¼ cup olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon zest
2 cloves garlic, chopped superfine
2 tablespoons fresh red chili, deseeded and chopped superfine
4 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
Directions
In a mixing bowl mix together the squash, garlic, lemon juice and mint. Drizzle olive oil and lemon juice [...]

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Sicilian Style Herbed Meatballs

Serves 6-8
INGREDIENTS
For the Meatballs
1 pound ground beef
1 pound spicy Italian sausage, ground
8-9 cloves garlic, chopped fine (2 tablespoons reserved for sauce)
½ cup fresh parsley, chopped fine (2 tablespoons reserved for sauce)
½ cup fresh basil, chopped fine (2 tablespoons reserved for sauce)
½ cup fresh marjoram, chopped fine (2 tablespoons reserved for sauce)
½ cup fresh oregano, chopped [...]

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Swiss Chard & Caramelized Onion Lasagna

Serves 8
INGREDIENTS
2 tablespoons Swiss chard, rinsed with stems removed, chopped
6 yellow onions, sliced thin
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 medium shallot, chopped
4 garlic cloves, chopped fine (Save 1 tablespoon)
5 sprigs thyme, chopped
4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
4 cups milk, warmed
½ cup grated Asiago cheese
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
4 tablespoons regular olive oil
1 handful toasted pine nuts
Freshly ground pepper and salt, to [...]

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Tunisian Fresh Mint Tea with Pine Nuts

Ingredients
1 cup fresh mint leaves
Honey
Hot water
Pine nuts
Directions
In a tea cup place 4-10 fresh mint leaves and fill with hot water.  Add honey to taste and place 4-8 pine nuts on the top.

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Zuchinni Carpaccio With Chili Oilmint and Toasted Pine Nuts

Carpaccio, traditionally a dish of thinly sliced raw fish or beef, has come a long way. This season’s hot herb trend is more than just plain old carpaccio, it’s a showcase of flavor creativity and is no longer reserved for just beef and fish.

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