Caroline's Basil Boats Recipe
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Caroline's Basil Boats Recipe

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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
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutritional Facts

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

Directions

  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. Yield: 8 appetizers.
Originally published as Caroline's Basil Boats in Taste of Home August/September 2009, p31

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sherry_vinigrette
Reviewed Jun. 7, 2012

"WHAT AN EXCELLENT IDEA!!! I never thought of stuffing a basil leaf - opens up a whole world of veggies that can be used to hold savory goodies. Thanks Caroline!"

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