Perfect Pesto Recipes
Pesto is synonymous with summertime, but you can enjoy this herbal condiment any time of year with a little bit of planning ahead and a little bit of ingenuity. Go beyond the standard basil and pine nut combination for a world of pesto possibilities!
Pesto is a versatile sauce that’s great for more than pasta. From pizza to sandwiches and grilled foods, pesto livens up whatever it touches. It comes together quickly, too — all you need is a blender or food processor and you’re on your way. Use it immediately, or store in the fridge with a layer of olive oil on top to keep it fresh. Or dig out those ice cube trays and freeze pesto in blocks so you can enjoy it in any season at a moment’s notice.
Pesto recipes are easy to adjust based on tastes, seasons and dietary needs. Nutritional yeast takes the place of cheese in our vegan pesto, and seeds can swap for pine nuts for those avoiding nuts. You can even use your favorite hearty greens when basil is no longer at its peak.