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Caroline’s Basil Boats

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


8 appetizers

Inspired by my grandfather's garden, I created these fresh, simple boats that are always gobbled up in a snap.—Judy Blackburn, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina


  • 8 large fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped tomato
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped carrot
  • 3 tablespoons shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 4 teaspoons shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 3 tablespoons Italian salad dressing


  1. Place basil leaves on a serving plate. In a large bowl, combine the tomato, carrot and mozzarella cheese; spoon into basil leaves. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese; drizzle with dressing.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 36 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 127mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 fat.

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