13 Fresh Takes on Basic Homemade Pesto
Try these exciting takes on traditional pesto recipes in pastas, as coatings for roasted chicken and salmon, as toppings for pizzas and toasts, and much more.
Could anything start the sun-filled world of outdoor barbeques, cookouts, and picnics quite like a refreshing pesto pasta salad? Whether it's a cheesy-filled tortellini pasta, a walnut-based pesto, or a quinoa salad, all options are flavor-filled, simple to prepare, and taste better with time.
Pesto gets a creamy boost in this quick and easy recipe that goes well with pasta, veggies, and chicken.
This recipe is something that you can make quickly and easily using a blender. Everything you need is easy to find in your local supermarket. This paste is great for putting on or in meat and pastas, or with cottage cheese in stuffed pasta shells. Once I start making this, the orders from friends and family keep coming in. For best taste, pesto should be heated up in the meal it's being prepared with.
Whip up this mint pesto recipe to add a refreshing herbal touch over fresh sweet potato gnocchi or any other dish.
Traditional pesto from Camogli, Liguria in Italy is made without garlic in a pestle and mortar and then tossed with fresh trofie pasta.
This is a spicy alternative to classic basil pesto. Add to pasta, fish, or chicken dishes as you would any other pesto sauce.
A mild vegan pesto made with pepitas, parsley, basil, lemon juice, garlic, and lots of extra virgin olive oil. Tastes great on pasta or bread.
Nutritional yeast offers a dairy-free alternative to cheese in this easy vegan basil pesto recipe featuring pine nuts and sun-dried tomatoes.
After they baste in the sun all summer long, I cut down my basil plants and make this delightful pesto. This basil pesto has been mellowed with fresh spinach and enhanced by the taste of black olives. I make big batches and freeze in small container for the whole year. It will keep in the fridge for a week. Toss with pasta. Spread on meat or sandwiches. Add a spoonful for favoring to lots of recipes. Enjoy!