Life is like a jar of pesto...you never know which ingredients you're going to get. From basil to cilantro to spinach pestos, our menu keeps things fresh.
Pesto just may be the perfect condiment, and the flavor captures the sunny, herb-prolific months of the year better than other we can think of.
By definition, it's is an uncooked sauce made with basil, garlic, pine nuts, and Parmesan or Pecorino cheese…but we've never met a definition that couldn't stand a little stretching.
Pesto, we decided, needed a new spin—so we put our cooking caps on and came up with a few flavorful new variations. Here’s round-up of some our favorites, along with a few fresh recipes you can doll up with your favorite kind.
Pistachios add a different flavor twist to pesto.
Classic pesto with walnuts instead of the traditional pine nuts.
Unlike the classic basil pesto, this cilantro-based version adds Southwestern flair to pastas and dips.
With leftover rotisserie chicken or grilled boneless chicken breasts on hand, these delightful sandwiches come together prestissimo!
Give pesto a different flavor twist with pistachios.
A heart-shaped packet holds a healthy meal shrimp and couscous.
A perfect topping for bruschetta and grilled chicken.
Summer flavors of pesto and tomato in a quick fish from the grill.
A main-dish salad with color, flavor, and steak.