There is nothing on earth easier to transform pasta or scrambled eggs & frittatas, even rice or spread on home-made bread (or store bought for that matter) into an incredible feast than an interesting pesto.
Given that I was going to be having a "flexible" lunch yesterday, I knew I wanted to have a variety so that everyone could spread some pesto on the yummy breads. It's great with a slice of cheese on top.
Here's yesterday's batch...
My own Basil Pesto
Both of Avra of I've Got Food On My Brain's Sundried Tomato with Sunflower Seeds and her Cilantro with Sesame Seeds & Lime...very yummy and will make great "sauces" for my pizzas and wraps.
Plus the Basil Pecan Pesto I found in Grilled Pizzas & Piadinas, I still have on hand.
The one I ran out of time for, yesterday, but will be making today because it really is one of my all time favorites is Roasted Red Pepper Pesto from Food & Drink Magazine.Don't forget this week's guest Presto Pasta Night's host: Hillary of Chew on That. Please email your entries to her directly at chewonthatblog AT gmail DOT com
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I find Pete's usually has good basil year round.
Nice variations of pesto! I can't wait to post the roundup on Friday :)
Hey Ruth, glad you like the pestos! I'm still here and hoping that I'll get my latest pasta creation posted in time for PPN this week...it's been too long!
Pete does have pretty good basil,but somehow doesn't last as long as what I used to buy in Toronto in the middle of winter...okay, I'll stop whining now.
Pestos are probably the most important things in my fridge. When I have no idea what to make...add pesto and there's an awesome meal...scrambles, pastas, marinades for fish or chicken and then pop on the grill, slather instead of mustard or mayo for wraps and turn plain into fantastic.
Avra, I'm waiting with bells on!
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