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Make pesto
Make Pesto

MaKe Pesto

Pesto is a versatile and delicious sauce that can be used in a variety of dishes. While the classic basil and pine nut pesto is popular, there are countless variations you can explore. Here are some ideas for making and using pesto.

There are variations for making classic pesto. The photo above shows the ingredients. The amounts very depending on the recipe. Fresh Basil from the Herb Garden is essential for making the very best Pesto. Here is a favorite recipe of ours for making Pesto. Ina Garten’s Pesto Recipe.

Pesto ideas

Pesto Pizza: Spread pesto on pizza dough as an alternative to tomato sauce. Top with mozzarella cheese, cherry tomatoes, and fresh basil for a flavorful pizza.

Pesto Pasta Salad: Toss cooked pasta with pesto, cherry tomatoes, olives, and feta cheese for a delicious cold pasta salad.

Pesto-Stuffed Chicken: Create a pocket in a chicken breast, stuff it with pesto, and bake until cooked through. It’s a flavorful and juicy chicken dish.

Pesto Grilled Cheese: Add a dollop of pesto to your grilled cheese sandwich for an extra burst of flavor.

Pesto Veggie Bowl: Roast or grill a mix of your favorite vegetables, then drizzle pesto over them for a quick and healthy meal.

Pesto Linguine and Tomatoes: Cook linguine and then pour over fresh cherry or chopped tomatoes. Mix in the desired amount of Pesto.

Cilantro Pesto: Instead of Basil, sub cilantro. Watch out for the Cilantro Wars

Arugula Pesto: In the winter months, sub fresh Arugula from the garden

Wine and Pesto

A bold red with plenty of jammy flavors will pair nicely with Pesto. We love a good Zinfandel or delicious Petite Sirah.