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Our favorite pesto recipes - 24 recipes

Make homemade pesto! We have several variations of Pesto, a delicious sauces you can put on anything!

If you like this, you'll definitely like: pesto vegan, spinach pesto, red pesto, pasta with pesto, basil, cilantro, parmesan cheese

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Mini Zebra Muffins

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  • Eggs
  • Sugar
  • Olive Oil
  • Milk
  • Flour
  • Baking Powder

METHOD

  1. Separate egg whites from yolk
  2. Whisk egg whites then add sugar, then set aside
  3. Put egg yolks in another bowl and whisk with sugar
  4. Mix  in olive oil and milk
  5. Add whipped egg whites and fold into mixture with a spatula
  6. Divide into two new bowls
  7. Pour cocoa powder into one bowl and vanilla extra into the other
  8. Put vanilla mixture into each well of muffin tin
  9. Add a smaller layer of the cocoa mixture.
  10. Keep layering then top with the smallest layer of vanilla
  11. Put in oven and bake for 25 minutes at 350 degrees
  12. Serve!

Top rated Pesto recipes

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Toast pine nuts until golden brown

  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 pound grated parmigiano reggiano cheese
  • 3 ounces pine nuts (a handful)
  • 2 cloves garlic, popped from skin
  • 1 bunch basil, about 40 to 50 leaves
5/5 (1 Votes)

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Cut chicken breasts into thin slices, salt and pepper

  • 1 1/3 lb chicken breast
  • 1 large bunch of basil
  • 2/3 gr of grated parmesan
  • scant 1/2 cup of pine nuts
  • 8 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon wine vinegar
  • 1 jar of sun dried tomatoes
  • 2 balls of mozzarella di bufala
  • 16 slices of ham
4.4/5 (13 Votes)

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Creamy and Delicious and super easy!

  • 1 container cream cheese
  • 3 tbs pesto
  • 1 bag penne or pasta of choice
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms, sliced and fried
  • 1 tbs dried basil
4.5/5 (4 Votes)

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put Garlic scape pesto and fresh mozzarella on bread and bake

  • Garlic scape pesto, fresh mozzarella, bread
4.5/5 (4 Votes)

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Assemble sandwich and grill until golden brown and the cheese has melted, about 2 to 3 minutes per side

  • 4 slices of bread
  • 1 large ripe tomato at room temperature, sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 ball fresh mozzarella cheese at room temperature, sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 4 Tbsp basil pesto sauce
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
4.4/5 (8 Votes)

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Pesto cubes from the garden

  • scant 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup grated Comté cheese
  • 1/3 cup toasted pine nuts
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • pepper
  • Fresh herbs: mint, basil, cilantro, parsley, chives, dill ...
4/5 (7 Votes)

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Spiralize the zucchini and reserve

  • 1 large zucchini, spiralized
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro
  • 6 sun-dried tomatoes in oil
  • cup hemp hearts
  • ¼ cup cold pressed extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes (more if you like it spicy!)
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • Sea salt to taste
4/5 (3 Votes)

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Put all ingredients in blender with 1/2c olive oil and blend

  • 2 good bunches of basil
  • 1/2c pine nuts
  • 1/2c parmesan cheese
  • 2T lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • salt to taste
  • about 20 grinds of black pepper
  • 3/4c olive oil
4.3/5 (11 Votes)

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Take a pot and adding salt and water, allow it to come to a boil

  • Shrimp ( either already cooked or raw). Thawed out if frozen
  • Pesto (basil)
  • Butter
  • Parsley
  • Italian seasonings
  • Garlic cloves (depends on how much you make and how much you like garlic) crushed
  • Chilli flakes (opt)
  • Pasta (thicker ones are better)
  • Parmesan
4.2/5 (22 Votes)

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Put basil and garlic in blender or food processor

  • 2 C. fresh basil leaves, washed, firmly packed
  • 2-4 clove garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 1/2 C. olive oil
  • 3 Tbs. pine nuts
  • 1 C. fresh grated pramesan cheese
4/5 (12 Votes)

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