Is there anything better than a batch of fresh pesto?
The possibilities are endless. Even the beginnings are endless!
I’m kind of a purist when it comes to pesto – meaning I tend to stick with the standard basil + pine nuts + garlic + parmesan + olive oil, but it’s not to say that I never branch out. It’s just rare. And for the record, I don’t always make my pesto from scratch. It’s preferred, but I also love the Kirkland brand of prepared pesto from Costco.
8 ways to use pesto:
This has been dinner far too many times to count. It couldn’t be easier, yet hits the spot every single time I have it. Try Pesto Pizza for lunch or dinner soon. Please!!!!!
Thin pesto with olive oil and drizzle on fresh vegetables. Outstanding!
I absolutely love combining pesto with avocado. Clarification: I love combining anything with avocado, and pesto is no exception. Salmon Sandwich with Pesto Avocado Spread is a delicious, rich and healthy sandwich.
Toss with cooked grains (like quinoa) and sprinkle with goat cheese.
Blend into white bean dip. Serve with toasted crostini, crackers and fresh vegetables.
If you’re a chicken salad fan, you’ll love this pesto version! Pesto Chicken Salad is insanely easy and perfect on sandwiches or spread on crackers.
And, last but certainly not least is probably my absolute favorite way to eat pesto: simply tossed with pasta.
What’s your favorite way to use pesto? (AND! Make or buy?)