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I bought a bunch of basil the other night and I was planing on just tearing it into some roasted veg, but for some reason I got thinking about my FAVOURITE bagel for itsa bagel....the californian. The sauce in it is basil mayo and it is so delicious! I also needed some sort of sauce to go with the haddock so I decided I would try and recreate the basil 'mayo' but make it Simple Start friendly. Because I added some garlic (which I love) and used some quark cheese, the result was like a creamy pesto dressing.
I served it with some roasted haddock and veg but it would go with just about anything to be honest and I'm excited to try it in a sandwich and maybe even try to recreate the californian using a bagel slim. Finally, I actually this would be great stirred through pasta to make a creamy pasta pesto dish! Its my favourite simple sauce I have made.
This is filling and healthy/no count friendly but for those of you following propoints then there is 3pp/3sp in the whole recipe!
1/2 bunch of basil leaves (the small packs you buy in the supermarket)
3 heaped tablespoons fat free yoghurt
1 garlic clove
salt & pepper
Place all the ingredients except the salt & pepper in a mini food processor and blend. Blend until smooth and then season to taste. If you don't have a food processor you can use a stick blender either.
Not a great picture of what it looks like, but I promise it is so tasty!