A mouthful, yes? But a delicious one, I assure you. Somehow the idea of a yogurt-basil dressing had cemented itself in my brain, but when I tried it, the dish just didn’t…pop. It tasted plenty basil-y on its own, but mixed with the rest of the ingredients, it was just sort of blah.
So I tinkered with it and made it into more of a yogurt pesto to pump up the flavor, and oh, the flavor, it was pumped. I love that the yogurt made it moist and cool without being overly heavy for the 90-degree-and-humid temps we’ve had this week. With the addition of the beans, it was a perfect one-dish meal, but is also great alongside a big green salad and baked potato. Delicious hot and cold and probably with any random CSA veggie of your choice.