I've been enjoying the final summer produce from my CSA, and we've been getting an influx of beets and basil. I have yet to try combining them, but my favorite way to enjoy each of them is below.
Pesto is a great way to enjoy the taste of summer all year round. Whip up this quick recipe and put into an ice cube tray. Freeze completely, then transfer to ziplock bags. Whenever you're in the mood for a mediterranean summer, pull out a cube and toss with pasta, spread on lasagna noodles, or mix with veggies. I promise a ray of sunshine will break through the gray clouds.