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                                                                  Only 3 ingredients needed for this company-friendly after-dinner treat. Fresh lemon zest and juice offer a tart flavor that pairs well with the sugar and fresh mint. This summery make-ahead dessert offers a healthy dose of antioxidants from the lemons and basil.

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                                                                  • Yes No 4 1 1/3 lb lemon
                                                                  • Yes No 2/3 cup sugar, granulated
                                                                  • Yes No 1/3 cup minced basil
                                                                  • Grate 1 tablespoon peel (yellow part only) from about three lemons. Ream juice from enough lemons to make 3/4 cup. In an 8- or 9-inch square baking pan, mix peel, juice, and 1 1/2 cups water.
                                                                  • In a food processor or blender, whirl sugar until very fine. Add basil and whirl until very finely minced. Stir sugar mixture into lemon mixture until sugar is dissolved.
                                                                  • Cover and freeze mixture until firm, about 6 hours.
                                                                  • Scrape the tines of a fork quickly across frozen mixture to break into fluffy granules. Scoop granita into chilled bowls or wine or sherbet glasses and serve immediately.
                                                                  Cuisine:YesNoitalian
                                                                  Yields: 3cups; 6 servings
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