Cucumber Basil Granita
Cucumber and basil are a delightful pair. You'll enjoy the unusual combination in this cool, refreshing treat.
INGREDIENTS | YIELD: 1 QUART
- 4 large cucumbers
- ⅓ cup sugar
- 8 fresh basil leaves
- Pinch salt
Remove the seeds and half of the peel from the cucumbers, and chop into chunks.
Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender, and purée until very smooth.
Refrigerate until chilled.
Pour into a covered container and place in the freezer for 1 hour.
Remove from the freezer, and stir the frozen crystals into the center of the container with a fork.
Return container to the freezer, and repeat the process every 30–45 minutes, stirring carefully each time, until you have a fully frozen container of crystallized granita.