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Fish Packets with Pesto & Mini Tartlets

These so very easy-to-prepare and no-mess fish packets team up with garlic bread and refreshing mini lemon-lime tartlets to make a delightfully delicious summer meal. Perfect for entertaining too!

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Try this recipe for a Solstice Sunrise Spritzer for a refreshing start to a meal. Experiment with other juice varieties for special occasions.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup NESTLÉ PURE LIFE Purified Water (or fruit flavored, if desired)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 16 fresh mint leaves
  • 1 1/2 cups Orange Tangerine Flavor NESTLÉ® JUICY JUICE® 100% Juice
  • 1 cup diet tonic water
  • Ice cubes (about 2 cups total)

Directions:

COMBINE water, lime juice and mint leaves in 2-cup measuring cup or bowl. Using the back of a spoon or fork, press down firmly to crush the mint leaves, allowing the flavor to be released.

POUR mint mixture into small pitcher; stir in Juicy Juice. Let steep for at least 15 minutes or cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 8 hours. (After 8 hours, remove mint and add fresh mint just before serving.) Add tonic water; stir gently. Pour into 4 tall glasses filled with ice. Serve immediately.

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    kimberly cosme from lorain, ohio

    cant wait to try this drink for the summer. it looks very refreshing.


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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size:

Servings Per Recipe: 4

  • Calories: 50
  • Calories from Fat: 0
  • Total Fat: 0g (0% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 0g (0% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 0mg (0% of DV)
  • Sodium: 20mg (1% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 13g (4% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 0g (0% of DV)
  • Sugars: 12g
  • Protein: 0g
  • Vitamin A: 0% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 50% of DV
  • Calcium: 0% of DV
  • Iron: 0% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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No Mess Summer Fish Packets with Pesto take advantage of seasonal produce combined with tasty fish fillets. With little prep and limited post-party clean-up, this healthy dish can be baked or grilled – perfect for summer entertaining and is easy-to-make.

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Ingredients:

  • Heavy-duty foil
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • Grated peel and juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 container BUITONI Refrigerated All Natural Pesto with Basil or All Natural Reduced Fat Pesto with Basil
  • 1 bunch thin asparagus spears, trimmed into 2-inch pieces (about 2 1/2 cups total)
  • 1 large yellow squash or zucchini, cut in half lengthwise, then sliced horizontally into 1/4-inch half-moons (about 1 1/2 cups total)
  • 5 (4 to 5 ounces each) about 1-inch-thick white fish fillets (such as wild halibut, red snapper, orange roughy or talapia)
  • Course salt and ground black pepper
  • 1 basket cherry tomatoes, halved (about 1 1/4 cups total)
  • 2 tablespoons sliced green onion

Directions:

PREHEAT oven to 450° F.

ARRANGE five 12 x 13-inch pieces of foil on work surface; coat lightly with nonstick cooking spray. Stir lemon peel into pesto. Divide asparagus and squash evenly down center of each foil sheet; spoon 1 tablespoon pesto mixture over vegetables. Place one fish fillet over pesto vegetables; sprinkle fish with salt and pepper. Spread each fish fillet with 1 tablespoon pesto mixture.

TOP each fish fillet evenly with tomato halves and green onion. Sprinkle with lemon juice. Bring up foil sides; double fold top and ends to seal each packet, leaving room for heat circulation inside. Place on 15 x 10-inch jelly-roll pan or rimmed baking sheet.

BAKE for 20 minutes or until fish is just opaque in center and vegetables are crisp-tender. Carefully open packets, allowing steam to escape away from you and let cool briefly. Using a spatula, gently push the fish and vegetables onto plate.

Cook's Tip: Fish Packets are also great on the grill! Preheat grill to medium. Place packets on grill; cover and cook over indirect heat for 20 minutes or until fish is opaque in center and vegetables are crisp tender. Remove from grill and open carefully.

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    Perfect

    VALENA Thompson from Lake Havasu City, AZ

    Just perfect.

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    Amazing

    Sandy Burton from Cedar Park

    This was an amazing dinner! Easy to fix, and so tasty! Definitely an option for repeats!


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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size:

Servings Per Recipe: 5

  • Calories: 360
  • Calories from Fat: 210
  • Total Fat: 24g (36% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 4.5g (21% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 80mg (26% of DV)
  • Sodium: 370mg (15% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 9g (3% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 3g (12% of DV)
  • Sugars: 6g
  • Protein: 28g
  • Vitamin A: 25% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 45% of DV
  • Calcium: 20% of DV
  • Iron: 15% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Savory and delicious, Cheese Garlic Bread is easy to make and adds a touch of class to any meal. Garnish with additional fresh herbs for extra flavor.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 loaf (1 pound) French, sourdough or Italian bread
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 to 3 cloves garlic, pressed through garlic press
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup BUITONI Refrigerated Freshly Shredded Parmesan Cheese (5 oz.)
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley

Directions:

PREHEAT broiler. Position oven rack 6 inches from heat source.

COMBINE butter, garlic, cheese and parsley with a fork in a small bowl until thoroughly blended.

SLICE bread in half lengthwise and place on baking sheet. Spread half of butter mixture on each half of the bread. Cut 12 slices into each half about 2/3 of the way through.

PLACE bread in oven under broiler for 2 to 4 minutes or until beginning to turn golden brown at edges and on top.

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Serving Size: 8 to 10 servings

Servings Per Recipe: 0

    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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    These cute Mini Lemon Lime Tartlets give the fresh taste of spring and are the perfect way to celebrate any occasion.

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    Ingredients:

    • 1 pkg. (16.5 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Refrigerated Sugar Cookie Bar Dough
    • 1 can (14 oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Sweetened Condensed Milk
    • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) 1/3 less fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel) or regular cream cheese, at room temperature
    • 2 cups thawed fat free, reduced fat or regular frozen whipped topping
    • 1/4 cup lemon juice
    • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
    • 1/4 cup lime juice
    • 2 teaspoons grated lime peel
    • Additional lemon and lime quarter slices, peel curls or grated peel (optional)

    Directions:

    PREHEAT oven to 325º F. Paper-line 24 muffin cups.

    CUT dough along pre-scored lines; place one piece of cookie dough in each muffin cup.

    BAKE for 13 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Cookies will be puffy. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.

    BEAT sweetened condensed milk and cream cheese in large mixer bowl until smooth. Gently fold in whipped topping. Divide mixture into two medium bowls. Stir lemon juice and lemon peel into one bowl and lime juice and lime peel into other bowl.

    POUR about 3 tablespoons lemon cream cheese mixture, followed by the lime cream cheese mixture, over 24 cookie cups. Refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight. Decorate with lemon and lime quarter slices, curls or peel, if desired.

    TIPS:
    • Using low and reduced fat cream cheese and whipped topping helps to make these treats lower in fat.

    • Love lemon but not crazy about lime? Simply double the lemon juice and grated lemon peel in the recipe and leave out the lime, and make 24 lemon tartlets. Tartlets may be frozen in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. Allow to thaw at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving.

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      Lemon Lime Perfection

      Jennifer Young from Somersworth, NH

      I have been looking for a summer time recipe that has 2 of my favorite flavors (Lemon & Lime) and this recipe was perfect. Very easy to make and a fantastic flavor. It's perfect for the warm day where you need something just sweet enough. Yet another winner that has been added to my family favorites.

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      tangy

      susan rogers from Acushnet, MA

      I love lemon and lime together. you don't find many recipes with the two together. It's excellent.

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      SO VERY EASY!

      Shelly English from SEMINOLE, FL

      What a wonderful treat in either the lemon or the lime... Might this not be good with orange??? Will try that soon.

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      Perfect all time treat

      NANCY CHAPMAN from Yorba Linda, CA

      This is a very tangy, light and tasty dessert. It feels light and is a perfect treat all year round.

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      Yummy

      Melanie Matta from Vernon Hills, IL

      These are great little treats. The fisrt time I made them I followed the recipe. The second time I made them, I subsituted orange juice and orange zest for the lemon and lime juice and zest. They were and orange delight!!!!

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      Lime Tartlets

      Kellie Mitchell from Oviedo, FL

      These were so easy and turned out great! I used all key lime juice--they were like mini key lime pies. They disappearted within 10 minutes of setting them out!

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      Sweet/tart and tasty

      Mary Clark from WEYMOUTH, MA

      These were the hit of our Easter Dessert table! I only made the lime since I had several other lemon desserts. I've sent many people to the site for the recipe. My daughter was ecstatic when she saw that I was making them for her Graduation party this weekend. The recipe is so easy it will probably become my new dessert to bring everywhere this summer.

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      Easy and Delicious

      Ann Ball from MUSKEGON, MI

      Every time I take these tarlets somewhere I'm asked for the recipe. They are easy to make and delicious.

    •  Star(s)

      Wonderful and Easy

      Ann Harrell from Locust Grove, VA

      I made these for a graduation banquet and everyone loved them. They were easy and the recipe was easily increased to make 75. When asked for the recipe, I sent them to verybestbaking.com

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      Mini Tartlets

      Belinda H from Homer, NY

      I made these and took them to a church meeting and was immediately asked for the recipe. They were a hit. We love key lime pie so I made it using both the lemon and lime as stated in the recipe. Was so easy!

    •  Star(s)

      cool and Easy

      mary mary from Victoria, TX

      This was a nice treat. The fruit zest is a must.

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      Perfect Spring Dessert

      SUSAN SUAREZ from Key Biscayne, FL

      These lemon lime tartlets are so easy to make and they are perfect after dinner. They are light with just the right hint of tartness. So delicious, everyone loved them. A perfect spring dessert.

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      Sounds good

      Pamela Rodriguez from ALBUQUERQUE, NM

      I saw this recipe and they sound AMAZING but I live in a dorm room with no place to cook/bake. Good thing is, the cafeteria here does take suggestions and those I've given them, they've made. So I printed it and will put it the suggestion box today - I've got my fingers crossed.

    •  Star(s)

      Mini Lemon Lime Tartlets

      IDA BEEK from LANDING, NJ

      Added the Lemon Lime Tartlets to our Easter dessert table this year and they were scrumptious. Sweet yet tart, light and another keeper for the next time I want to make a great dessert. They disappeared so fast I should have doubled the recipe.

    •  Star(s)

      Great Recipe

      Judy Henfey from Cibolo, TX

      I made these yesterday for our Easter dessert & they were enjoyed by all. Very easy to prepare & delicious! This would also be a good summer dessert.

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      So good! and so easy!

      Phyllis Endriukaitis from Riverside, IL

      Made them for Easter dinner - everyone just loved them - so refreshing. Made only the lemon, next time will try the lime or maybe even orange.

    •  Star(s)

      Lemon Lime Mini Tarts

      nancy mawhir from Seneca Falls, NY

      Awesome Easter dessert. Nice and light and refreshing. Made for work as a trial run and they were a big hit!

    •  Star(s)

      Fantastic

      Betty Worthington from Indianapolis, IN

      Some recipes just catch your eye, but this one actually made my mouth water. Had to try them out and they will be a fantastic Easter treat for my family and guests. " Enjoy "

    •  Star(s)

      Light and refreshing

      Mary Schwagel from

      It was like a taste of spring even though there is snow on the ground.

    •  Star(s)

      Tartlets

      Mary Egenes from Scarsdale, NY

      I made these over the holidays and brought them in to work. Everyone loved them.

    •  Star(s)

      Kids loved these

      Heather Painter from Columbia, MO

      My family loved both the flavors, this recipe was fun to make. The taste was unbelieveable.

    •  Star(s)

      Yummm

      Elizabeth Young from Winsted, MN

      What an easy recipe for a spring potluck! I'm bringing these from now on...

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      big hit

      julia miranda from Tampa, FL

      i made this for a potluck at work and everyone loved it! had to print out the recipe and pass it along.

    •  Star(s)

      A very tasty, very classy dessert

      David Ramos from COLORADO SPRINGS, CO

      This makes for a great dessert for a dinner party. I made a batch, albeit a bit larger for the party. It was like having individual key lime pies for each guest. My only variation on the recipe was I made my own cookie dough and whipped cream. Needless to say, everyone enjoyed it very much.

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      Sounds Great

      Beckie Berry from Seminole, FL

      I can't wait to make these I love these kind of treats!

    •  Star(s)

      Lemon Lime Tartlets

      Debby Scott from Warsaw, NC

      Very easy to make and very tasty. Even my son liked the flavor. Want to try it with strawberries. To dress them up a little without using lemon/lime slices I started with a dollop of whipped topping and added sprinkles. Then - had my husband bring home yellow bunny peeps. Put them on top along with sprinkles for a festive Easter look.

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      Amazing

      Cheryl S from Puyallup, WA

      My kids loved them. Instant hit in my home. Will definately make them again and again!

    •  Star(s)

      Great dessert

      Linda Williams from Mebane, NC

      Another great summer dessert. So easy to make and just the right size to finish off a meal when you want just a little something sweet.

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      Lemon/Lime Tarts

      barbara hilderson from Homestead, FL

      So little time, so much flavor. What a great dessert for spring and summer, light, airy and sweet.

    •  Star(s)

      Good

      Kathleen McCall from Brevard, NC

      Easy and good, make two batches there gone quick.

    •  Star(s)

      Terrific Tartlets

      Gaye Kruse from Lincoln, NE

      These are SO easy to make and taste awesome! Thank You for the recipe. Will make these frequently!!

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      Vegetarian Style

      Cynthia Adkins from LEXINGTON, KY

      I made these with the tofu cream cheese and the cookie dough by scratch to make it the vegetarian style and it came out awesome. No one at the office knew that it was vegetarian style.

    •  Star(s)

      perfect for my derby party!

      regina w from Amite, la

      I was looking for something with citrus to add to my dessert trays for the Kentucky Derby party. This is perfect! Thanks

    •  Star(s)

      Delicious!

      Jan Wilkins from Blytheville, AR

      Our last day of work before Spring Break, so I made these last night to bring this morning.....all gone! I did manage to get one though. We have one "reserved" coffee maker that we use for hot tea, which went perfectly with these tartlets.

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      yum

      Misty Samuelson from Lacey, WA

      cant wait to try, these look sooo good and refreshing.

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      Citrus Tartlets

      Frances Cerka from Manistee, MI

      I have made them as lemon & Lime, just lemon, just lime and orange ones. I mostly make them with fat free products. I have made them into mini ones for my dessert tree. I have always gotten rave reviews. Thank you for the recipe.

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      Great :)

      Robin Kossman from Saint Louis, MO

      My son (who won't eat anything)loved them.

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      refreshing

      Marcile Griffin from Dayton, OH

      A lucious taste of summer!!!!

    •  Star(s)

      Yum

      SHELLEY KUYERS from Zeeland, MI

      Can't wait to make these yummy looking tarts. They will surely be a hit at my house.

    •  Star(s)

      Fabulous!

      Clementine Catapano from Eldersburg, MD

      I made these in both the lime and lemon version...to save on some fat calories I used all fat-free products...they came out wonderful! I served them at a party and there were none left over...will make this recipe again!

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      Mini Lemon Lime Tartlets

      SANDY DUGAS from Buford, GA

      I plan on making these for my office St. Patricks Day party. I love lemon & lime and the color will be great for St. Patricks.

    •  Star(s)

      mini lemons

      Pat himes from Latham, NY

      A nice little treat. Easy to make.

    •  Star(s)

      Mini Lemon Lime Tartlets

      Noreen Gilbert from Burlington, MA

      These are so delicious and I like the combination of the lemon and lime. My family loved them. I plan on making them for Easter.

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      TARTLETS

      CHRISTINE CUSSATT from Mountain Top, PA

      THESE TARTS ARE EASY AND FUN TO MAKE, THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL TO TAKE ANYWHERE,EASTER , BABY SHOWER....THEY ARE SMALL IN SIZE BUT BIG IN TASTE

    •  Star(s)

      Heavenly

      Therese Niemiec from Michigan City, IN

      These look like a light, delicious spring dessert. I can't wait to try them!

    •  Star(s)

      Mini Leomon Lime Tartlets

      JOLENE BEECH from Arnold, MO

      My Son like key lime pie. So I am going to fix this for him.

    •  Star(s)

      Sounds good

      Kathie O'Laney from PICTOU COUNTY, NS

      I am going to try some tonight.

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      fresh lemons

      Joann Russell from OAKLAND, FL

      I have both lemon and lime trees in my yard and can't wait to try this recipe with fresh fruit juices.

    •  Star(s)

      Tasty treat

      ann ferraro from Watertown, MA

      A tasty little treat to make for the holidays. I made it with just the lemon and no lime juice. Very nice but baked it 5 minutes more than the recipe said and let them sit over night in the fridge.

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      Yummy, but fell apart

      TIFFANY JOE from FRISCO, TX

      These tartlets were delicious in flavor, but the cheesecake part didn't seem to solidify enough. The filling was too soft.


    nutrition

    Nutrition Facts

    Serving Size: 2 dozen tartlets

    Servings Per Recipe: 24

    • Calories: 180
    • Calories from Fat: 70
    • Total Fat: 7g (11% of DV)
    • Saturated Fat: 3g (16% of DV)
    • Cholesterol: 20mg (6% of DV)
    • Sodium: 125mg (5% of DV)
    • Carbohydrates: 24g (8% of DV)
    • Dietary Fiber: 0g (0% of DV)
    • Sugars: 17g
    • Protein: 3g
    • Vitamin A: 2% of DV
    • Vitamin C: 4% of DV
    • Calcium: 6% of DV
    • Iron: 2% of DV

    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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