What Do I Do With Pesto?
Sometimes I make pesto and use it all up right away. More often than not there are leftovers. And if you’ve made too big a batch, or bought a jar for a spoonful or two in a recipe, then you may be in the same boat.
Here are a whole bunch of ways to use up that herby deliciousness!
10 Recipes Using Leftover Pesto
Tomatoes with Mint Basil Pesto
You can use any kind of pesto on sliced tomatoes, and you will have the perfect summer appetizer or side dish.
Cavatappi with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes and Pesto
Toss pasta and tomatoes with pesto is another sure fire summer hit. You can roast the tomatoes, or just cut up lovely ripe tomatoes of any color, and you have a meal.
Couscous Salad with Shrimp and Pesto Dressing
This summery dish pretty well underscores the thought that we eat with our eyes.
Pan-Seared Fish with Peppers and Caper-Olive Pesto
A dollop of pesto atop fish is an incredibly easy way to dress up a simple filet.
Kale Pesto and Goat Cheese Omelet
Pesto and eggs can be very good friends. Try a bit on top of scrambled eggs as well.
The perfect appetizer to bring to parties and potlucks, portable and crowd-pleasing. When in doubt, make a dip. Blending some pesto with ripe avocados gets you a very easy dip.
Edamame Pesto Dip
Same thing with well cooked edamame.
Pasta with Edamame, Mint and Basil Pesto
A quick vegetarian pasta with a nice dose of protein.
Crusted Loin Lamb Chops with Mint Basil Pesto
Lamb loves pesto especially one made with mint.
Perfect Whipped Fresh Ricotta
Blend a spoonful into fresh whipped ricotta for an amazing crostini topping.