Dietitian’s Pick of the Month is Hy-Vee Select Frozen Herbs

5 reasons to cook with herbs:
1. Heart-healthy
2. Ready-to-use convenience
3. Provide much needed antioxidants
4. Very versatile. Use to flavor soups, stews, sauces, stir-fries or your favorite recipe.
5.Four flavorful options: basil, cilantro, garlic and parsley

Basil is great with tomato and mozzarella cheese.
Garlic adds aromatic flavor to Mexican foods, Mediterranean foods and many others.
Parsley is fresh and mild, add to lemon and garlic for a seafood scampi.

Italian Herb Vinaigrette
serves 12 (2 tablespoons each)
Source: Adapted from

All you need:
1/4 cup Hy-Vee Select frozen chopped parsley, and basil (Freezer)
1/4 tsp dried oregano
2 medium cloves of garlic, roughtly chopped
1/4 cup Hy-Vee Select red wine vinegar
1 1/2 tsp Hy-Vee honey
3/4 cup Hy-Vee Select extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
All you do:
1 Combine parsley, basil, oregano,garlic,vinegar and honey in food processor or blender. Process to form a paste.
2. With the machine running, drizzle the olive oil or form an emulsion.
3. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Use immediately or store refrigerated in a sealed container up to 5 days.
Nutrition facts per serving. 125 calories, 13. 5 g fat, 2 g. saturated fat, 50 mg. sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, .5 g sugar.

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