Fresh Basil ‘Aioli’ Dipping Sauce (So Easy!)

Sometimes if I’m hungry but I’m not really in the mood to make a full-fledged meal, I reach into the freezer for some veggie treats. Currently my favorite veggie treats are Tofu Tenders by Gardenin. They’re super healthy and fast! I love to make different dipping sauces with them, and since I had some fresh basil at hand I decided to get a bit creative! You can also use this as a sauce over pasta, paninis or even pizza!

Basil Aioli:

  • 1 tbsp prepared pesto (any brand is fine; recipe coming soon!)
  • 1 tbsp fat-free half & half (I use Land-o-Lakes Brand)
  • 2 tsp red crushed pepper
  • 2 fresh basil leaves- finely chopped
  • parmigiana cheese- for garnish (I use Sargento)

1. Combine half and half with basil in a microwave safe bowl. Heat for about 15 seconds. Remove from microwave and stir in red crushed pepper and basil. Top with parmigiana cheese and a basil leaf. It’s ready to eat!

With my Tofu Tenders YUM!

Serves 1

4 thoughts on “Fresh Basil ‘Aioli’ Dipping Sauce (So Easy!)

  1. Hey Chef – This looks tasty but ‘aioli’ is mayonnaise…not pesto cream sauce. You should just call it Fresh Basil Dipping Sauce. Calling it Aioli is may be misleading to the reader.

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