KRNC recipe of the month – Strawberry and basil mini tarts

These mini sweet tarts are the perfect bite if you’re looking for a quick and fresh dessert.

Strawberry and basil mini tarts dessert recipe.

Serving Size: 2 tarts

Yield: 4 servings


  • 8 mini premade phyllo shells
  • ¾ cup diced strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon chopped basil
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)


  1. Mix strawberries, basil, and sugar together. Let sit for 5-10 minutes to bring out some of the strawberry juice.
  2. Over medium-low heat, simmer the strawberry mixture for 15 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and cool in the fridge for at least an hour to thicken. If using chia seeds, add in strawberry mixture before placing in the fridge.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 F°
  5. Spoon mixture into phyllo shells and bake for 3-5 minutes.

Nutrition Information / Amount per serving

Calories – 180

Total fat – 6 g

Saturated fat – 3 g

Cholesterol – 23 mg

Sugars – 24 g

Protein – 3 g

Total Carbohydrates – 30 g

Dietary Fiber – 2 g

Sodium – 41 mg

Added Sugars – 13 g

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