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What to Make with Pesto

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Today I am sharing what to make with pesto – there are so many different ways to incorporate pesto into recipes, and they are all delicious.

What to Make with Pesto

Basil is growing like crazy this time of year, and the best thing to make with it is pesto! It’s quick and easy to make – you just need five minutes and a food processor. The best thing about pesto is that it freezes well so that you can enjoy the taste of fresh basil even after the summer has ended.

I have rounded up my favorite pesto recipes, recipes to make with pesto, and simple ways to use pesto to make a meal a little bit more special.

Pesto Recipes:

Easy Avocado Pesto - a light refreshing pesto made with avocado, lemon juice, basil, garlic, cheese, and pine nuts.

Classic Pesto

Classic pesto is made with basil, garlic, parmesan, and pine nuts.

Lemon and Roasted Broccoli Pesto

This pesto is made with roasted broccoli and broccoli rabe plus all of the classic pesto ingredients and is a sneaky way to add more veggies to your meal.

Easy Avocado Pesto

Adding avocado to pesto makes it extra creamy!

What to Make with Pesto:

What to Make with Pesto

A collection of recipes that all use pesto as an ingredient! So many recipes can get a flavor boost from a little pesto! I have gathered my favorite appetizer, breakfast, lunch, and dinner recipes that are made with pesto!

More Ways to Serve Pesto:

Pour pesto over pasta 

This is the most classic way to serve pesto. Cook your favorite pasta, heat some pesto and pour it over the cooked pasta. 

Add pesto to a sandwich

Pesto belongs on sandwiches. Especially turkey sandwiches. You can either just use pesto, or you can add pesto to mayonnaise. 

Add it to a charcuterie board

It goes perfectly with cheese and bread! I love it with fresh ricotta.

Drizzle over scrambled eggs

This is such an easy way to make simple scrambled eggs seem fancy!

Put it on pizza

I love using pesto instead of tomato sauce when I make pizzas. I like to use pesto, fresh mozzarella, and slices of tomato to top a pizza.

Pesto Hummus 2

Stir it into hummus

This might sound a little odd, but it is incredible. You can simply buy hummus and buy pesto and combine the two, the pesto swirled into the hummus is really pretty too!

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