Butternut Squash Hummus with Basil

Butternut Squash Hummus with Basil

A new take on tahini-based hummus, this butternut squash and garbanzo dip borrows the golden warmth of the season’s harvest to create a smooth and creamy topping for pita bread, pita chips, and more. The Greek Basil adds just the right amount of fresh herbal flavor.

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The Classic Mint Julep (sugar cube version)

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The mint julep is a classic cocktail often associated with the American south, but enjoyed far and wide! This no fuss julep recipe ditches the mint syrup and uses sugar cubes and fresh mint leaves for julep that’s ready fast and tastes like summer.

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Spanakopita with Basil Yogurt Dipping Sauce

Spanakopita with Basil Yogurt Dipping Sauce

Everyone loves the layers of fresh spinach, zippy feta, and crunchy phyllo pastry that make up the best spanakopita. Bake up a batch of your favorite frozen brand and make it even better than usual with this fresh Greek basil yogurt dipping sauce. It comes together in the time it takes to heat frozen spanakopita through, and adds that extra home-made touch that will have your guests thinking everything was from scratch.

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Greek Salad with Basil Dressing

Greek Salad with Basil Dressing

Greek salad is a classic, but it gets a fresh spin when basil is used in place of dried oregano. The traditional red-wine vinegar and garlic accentuate the Mediterranean flavor of this small-leaf basil. With the addition of tomato paste, this becomes a full-boded, go-to weeknight dressing!

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Strawberry Moonshine Mint Julep

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This fun variation on a traditional mint julep uses moonshine in place of the traditional bourbon and adds strawberries. The sweet and tart strawberries, coupled with the herbal bite of fresh mint tames the harsh notes of the Moonshine and makes this a surprisingly smooth, refreshing sipper.

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