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20 Ways with Pesto (other than pasta)

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20 Ways with Pesto – The Artisan Food Trail

Everyone knows pesto is perfect with pasta but did you know that you can do so much more with it?
Here are just 20 ideas to liven up your meals and the list could go on…

  •  Mix into minced meat to make meatballs or burgers
  • Use as a pizza sauce instead of tomato
  • Mix with mayonnaise and spread on to sandwiches
  • Pesto butter – mix with softened butter
  • Stir into mashed potatoes
  • Add to seafood such as mussels
  • Great with steamed green/runner beans
  • Perfect with peas and pancetta
  • Add to potato salad
  • Tasty topping for grilled chicken
  • Add to scrambled eggs
  • Make a dip – add pesto to mayonnaise and crème fraîche with some capers, lemon zest and juice and mix well
  • Stir into soups, tomato is particularly good
  • Add some to a frittata or omelette
  • Add to hummous
  • Rub over chicken before roasting
  • Bake into bread
  • Mix into salad dressing
  • Toss hot vegetables in it
  • Spread on bruschetta

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