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Old 10-17-2014, 09:37 AM   #1
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Basil Pesto

Not sure if I put this in the proper category... How do you use pesto? I am looking for something different to use it on besides pasta and chicken. Made a batch yesterday.

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Old 10-17-2014, 10:19 AM   #2
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My favorite way to eat pesto is spread on sliced toasted baguette, topped with a chopped fresh tomatoes and sprinkled with Parmesan cheese. It's also good as a spread on sandwiches, wraps and panini.

Here are some more ideas: http://www.thekitchn.com/10-ways-to-...-kitchn-119782
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Old 10-17-2014, 10:59 AM   #3
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It is good as a dressing on boiled small red or white potatoes.

As a dressing for a can of hot or cold cannellini type beans.

Potato salad or pasta salad instead of mayo.

Mixed with mayo as a sandwich spread.

Mixed with leftover white rice and whatever vegetables you have on hand for a quick salad.
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Old 10-17-2014, 12:32 PM   #4
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Swirl into soup at the last moment mixed with a little cream, especially Tomato soup
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I just smear some on a piece of hot toast.
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Not sure if I put this in the proper category... How do you use pesto? I am looking for something different to use it on besides pasta and chicken. Made a batch yesterday.
I sometimes finish homemade vegetable soup with a spoonful of pesto before serving.
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Old 10-17-2014, 05:15 PM   #8
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Thanks, everybody, some good ideas.
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Old 10-18-2014, 10:28 AM   #9
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Pesto is a great almost universal flavor adder. As its been said you can use it in mayo or as a spread. add to soups and mix with a little balsamic and E.V.O for a nice vinaigrette. My favorite two ways are to fold it into whipped cream cheese and use it on bagels, toast or scrambled eggs. i also love mixing Mediterranean flavors and will mix a batch of homemade pesto with some home made hummus!
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