Pesto is the perfect way to dress up any dish! Pasta, sandwiches, chicken, salads, veggies, pizza, and even zoodles all can benefit from the savory boost of your favorite pesto sauce. But how do you like your pesto? Here are a few suggestions of alternative pesto ideas to add some flavor to your meal....
I am such a sucker for pesto. I’ll enjoy a basil and pine nut pesto anytime, but it seems sacrosanct for summer. As we head into fall and winter, I’ve got just the alternative to match the season and still satisfy any pesto addiction. Broccoli is good year-round, but hits its peak season and flavor October through April. In this hearty and satisfying pesto variation, the roasted broccoli’s warmth and depth replace basil’s brightness.
This Mayo Free Creamy Pesto Salad Dressing can be used in so many ways! From a dressing on salad, a base for a crisp cabbage slaw, or even as a marinade on chicken and fish.
Make this fondue with your favorite blend of cheeses and swirl in your best pesto. The flavors meld together beautifully and are really amazing with polenta dipping cubes and artichokes.
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Use on tomatoes or pasta or anything!
I love how you can make pesto out of anything really and using fresh arugula makes a really unique flavor that is slightly bitter, but very enjoyable. Tomatoes helps to counter balance the bitterness. You can also use walnuts instead of pine nuts or even almonds, really anything goes.
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Add leftover shredded rotisserie chicken to round out the meal.
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Greek yogurt is a wonderful ingredient to use to add creaminess without extra fat to any recipe. In this recipe we mix plain greek yogurt with a flavorful pesto to make the perfect pasta sauce. Can be used on fish too.
An exquisite, colorful garden salad with creamy pesto dressing. Don't forget to display it proudly in a clear, glass bowl.
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Brussels sprouts taste great simply roasted, but for a little something extra, coat with a nutty pesto. This recipe uses a version of pistachio, breadcrumb and mint pesto for a real unique taste you will love.
Penne is livened up with a red pepper pesto, yum!
These Zoodles with Pesto are so simple and quick to make, with just a few main ingredients, your healthy and delicious dinner will be ready in 10 minutes!
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