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Basil-Spinach Soup

Ideal for spring and summer menus, this vibrant, refreshing soup is packed with vitamins, minerals, and delicious garden flavors. An excellent choice for on-trend diets as it’s naturally vegetarian, gluten-free, and sans dairy.


2 C raw cashews, soaked
3 C soda water
3 C Ready-Set-Serve Triple-Washed Spinach
1 C Markon First Crop Basil
1/2 C Ready-Set-Serve Lemon Juice
3 Tbsp. roasted Ready-Set-Serve Peeled Garlic
3 Tbsp. honey
1 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper


Combine cashews and soda water in a blender or food processor and mix until smooth. Add remaining ingredients and process until smooth. Chill and serve. Garnish with basil, cashews, and spinach if desired.


1 bunch Markon First Crop Asparagus, steamed

1/4 C Markon First Crop Basil

2 T Markon First Crop Chervil

2 T C Ready-Set-Serve Lemon Juice

2 cloves Ready-Set-Serve Peeled Garlic

1 tsp. lemon zest

1/4 tsp. cumin

1/4 tsp. coriander

1/4 C extra virgin olive oil

1/2 tsp. kosher salt

1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes

16 large shrimp, cleaned and threaded onto skewers to prevent curling

1 tsp. kosher salt

Olive oil + 2 cloves Ready-Set-Serve Peeled Garlic, for poaching

Edible petals and micro greens for garnish


Slice tips off asparagus and reserve. Add basil, chervil, one cup steamed asparagus stalks, lemon juice, zest, cumin, coriander, salt, pepper flakes, and oil to a food processor and blend until chunky.

Heat oil and garlic until just bubbling. Add shrimp skewers so that shrimp is fully submerged. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until shrimp is opaque and cooked through. When shrimp are almost cooked, add asparagus tips. Remove all with a slotted spoon and drain on a wire rack.

To plate, arrange tips in a decorative manner. Place shrimp next to asparagus and ladle sauce on top of each one. Garnish with edible petals and micro greens.