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Falling For Herbs - Class Recipes, September 20, 2018


Parmesan Walnut Salad in Endive Leaves

Yield: Makes about 40 hors d'oeuvres

1 small garlic clove, minced and mashed to a paste with 1/2 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon mayonnaise

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

2 tablespoons olive oil

a 1/4-pound piece of Parmesan, sliced 1/8 inch thick and cut into 1/8-inch dice (about 1 cup)

1/2 cup finely chopped celery

4 Belgian endives

1 cup walnuts, toasted lightly and chopped fine

1/4 cup finely chopped fresh flat-leafed parsley leaves


In a bowl whisk together garlic paste, mayonnaise, lemon juice, and oil and stir in Parmesan and celery.  Salad may be prepared up to this point 1 day ahead and chilled, covered.

Trim endives and separate leaves. Endive leaves may be prepared up to this point 1 day ahead and chilled, wrapped in dampened paper towels, in a plastic bag.

Stir walnuts and parsley into salad. Dip wide end of each endive leaf into salad, scooping about 1 tablespoon of salad onto it.


Pesto Party Squares

Yield: 36 appetizers

1 14cups finely crushed round buttery crackers (about 30)

3 tablespoons butter, melted

16 ounces cream cheese, softened

7 ounces pesto sauce

8 ounces sour cream, divided

3 eggs

4 green onions, thinly sliced

1 plum tomato,  seeded and chopped


Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Mix crumbs and butter press into 9" x 13" baking pan.

Bake for 15 minutes.

Beat cream cheese and pesto until well blended.

Add 1/3 cup of the sour cream and the eggs beat until smooth.

Pour mixture over crust and bake 20- 25 minutes until the center is set.

Remove to cooling rack.

Carefully spread 2/3 c sour cream over hot filling using scraper.

Cool and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.

Before serving, cut into squares and garnish with green onions and tomato.


5 Spice Meatballs

Yield: 30 meatballs

1 lbs of ground beef

1/2 cup dried apricots

1/4 t 5 spice

1/2 cup bread crumbs

2 eggs


Mix and put tablespoon for each meatball on parchment paper.
Bake 350 degrees for about 20 minutes

Melt together:

1 jar of sweet and sour

1 jar of apricot jam

1/4 t of 5 spice

Pour over meatballs once they are baked.
These are better the next day.