Adrienne Gajownik

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An easy summer meal

Stuck with too much basil on your hands? Make this health promoting pesto (it contains miso!), then eat it on everything in sight. Fill up an ice cube tray or a small ziplock bag to freeze the rest for a later day.

This is one of my favorite, easy summer meals when I don't have time to think about what's for dinner. If you have pesto this salad can be made in less than half an hour. We're big pesto fans, so I usually have some made.

Simply cook Israeli couscous according to the package. When it's done, mix a few spoonfuls of pesto into the hot grains (substitute millet for the couscous to make this gluten-free). Sometimes I mix in sautéed onions, garlic, and diced zucchini, but I think it tastes best eaten cold the next day with a large mixed salad. Or try Kelsey's version which looks perfect for summer.