Welcome to Planted Places , where we believe in the power of growing your own food and savoring the fruits of your labor. In this recipe blog, we'll take you on a culinary journey using one of the most versatile and aromatic herbs - basil, combined with the humble potato. Get ready to tantalize your taste buds with our mouthwatering basil potato recipes!
Join us as we explore the endless possibilities of basil-infused potatoes. Discover how the earthy flavors of the spuds pair perfectly with the aromatic and slightly peppery notes of basil. Whether you're looking for a quick side dish, a hearty main course, or a delightful appetizer, we've got you covered.
So, roll up your sleeves, gather your basil bounty, and let's dive into the world of basil potatoes together. Get ready to elevate your homegrown meals and savor the satisfaction of creating dishes that are not only nourishing but also bursting with flavor. Let Planted Places be your guide to cultivating, harvesting, and cooking up deliciousness with basil potatoes!
1 bag small heirloom potatoes or small red and purple potatoes cut into bite-sized pieces
1 red bell pepper, 1 sweet onion, cut to the same size as the potatoes
1 cup baby yellow or red cherry tomatoes cut in half
6 cloves garlic peeled
½ – ¾ cup pine nuts
½ cup Kalamata olives pitted and cut in half
½ – 1 cup chopped fresh basil
1 container Mini mozzarella balls
½ – 1 teaspoon Italian seasonings
No Added Salt is needed as the olives provide plenty of salt.
And no oil is needed as there is plenty of good oil in the nuts, olives, and mozzarella!
- Preheat over to 365 degrees F.
- Place parchment paper in 2 separate glass baking dishes. One dish is just for the potatoes and the other dish is for the red peppers, tomatoes, onion, and garlic cloves. Do not add oil or any seasoning.
- Bake for 25 minutes or until done.
- Combine vegetables together with potatoes in a large bowl and mix in the pine nuts, chopped basil, mozzarella balls, olives, and seasonings. Toss!
- Serve with either side salad and/or flatbread.
Remember, growing your own basil and potatoes allows you to experience the true joy of farm-to-table cooking. As you nurture your plants and watch them flourish, you develop a deeper appreciation for the ingredients that go into your meals. By incorporating these homegrown treasures into your dishes, you not only enhance the flavors but also create a deeper connection to the food you consume.
So, next time you harvest a handful of fresh basil and unearth a batch of potatoes from your garden, let your culinary creativity flow. Explore new flavors, experiment with different cooking methods, and share the joy of your basil potato creations with friends and family. Together, we can celebrate the beauty of homegrown ingredients and the incredible meals they can create. Happy cooking and happy gardening!