3 Simple dishes with fresh basil
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TIP: Store basil in a glass of water (as you would flowers in a vase) and keep refrigerated. Wash just before using.
QUINOA WITH PESTO AND SUMMER TOMATOES
The tomato cups may be made a day in advance; the filling may also be served as a simple side dish.
1 cup quinoa
3 tablespoons slivered almonds
2 cups basil leaves
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil