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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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Cook bow-tie pasta for 8 minutes. Combine grated Parmesan with garlic, and Italian and curry spices.
Fry the pasta for two minutes on each side and mix into the cheese and spice combination.

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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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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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