5 Party & Entertaining Recipes with Basil

Drew Glover • March 17, 2015
A place to share your favorite menus and dishes for holidays and special occasions.Roasted Beet Salad by Talya Lutzker
1. Roasted Beet Salad
Roasted Beet Salad
Roasting beets intensifies their flavor, brings out their earthy sweetness especially on a bed of arugula. This delicious beet salad is a crowd pleaser and a great accompaniment to any dish. Enjoy this great Grokker Premium video by Expert Talya Lutzker in our Grokker Thanksgiving Feast!
2. Trofie Pasta al Pesto
Trofie Pasta al Pesto
Chef Staffan Terje will teach you how to make this traditional hand-rolled tubular pasta and the authentic basil pesto that accompanies it. With just your hands and a mortar and pestle, you will be able to turn the simple ingredients into an impressive work of culinary art.
3. Marinated Peaches with Burrata Cheese
Marinated Peaches with Burrata Cheese
Fresh peaches, fennel, Burrata cheese - and plenty of olio make up this fresh, ready-in-15 minutes Antipasto platter. As Perbacco chef & owner Staffan Terje says, "Italian cooking is all about the ingredients," and this dish sings on a summer day.
4. Crostini Topped 4 Ways
Crostini Topped 4 Ways
"Assaggi", meaning "little tastes" are the perfect way to treat your guests appetite as your Italian Summer Dinner Party starts. Chef Staffan Terje presents four bruschetta options with toppings of your choosing to please any palate: Mix and match, cross-pollinate, or follow these recipes to the tee. Whatever you do for your party, remember that "assaggi" are the first impression, so make it count.
5. Delicious Anytime: Caramelized Tomato Tart
Caramelized Tomato Tart
This dish of caramelized tomatoes, chopped garlic, and basil on top of puff pastry will make your mouth water. This savory twist on a traditional sweet tart is great as a starter for your dinner party or served with salad as a light lunch. Executive Chef Geoff Rigby shares his dinner party recipe in this Grokker Premium video.
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