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 Things To Make With Leftover Pesto

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.

Pesto Guacamole

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

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 from Katie Workman/themom100.com

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.

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