3 Easy Pesto Recipes
At Queen Creek Olive Mill, one of our all-time favorite sauces is Pesto. I mean really, who doesn't love a good pesto sauce? Whether it’s on pasta, pizza, chicken, or veggies, it's always a win. Today, we are going to explore different ways to make this ~awesome sauce~ using our Robust EVOO. Here are our 3 easy pesto recipes:
3 EASY PESTO RECIPES
Commonly referred to as Pesto Genovese, this traditional pesto is 'classic' because it uses basil as the base. This is a versatile sauce that basically goes well with EVERYTHING. Our favorite way to use it? This Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta Salad. Due to so many recent dietary restrictions, and healthy lifestyle movements, we have also included a **vegan** substitution that still guarantees a wonderful pesto experience!
Alright, so this pesto isn't quite as common as your classic basil pesto. However, if you are feeling adventurous, and you are a fan of arugula, we say go ahead and give this one a try. Using arugula, you will also obtain all of the health benefits that come along with it. Digestive issues? DO IT. This arugula pesto hails a bit of a peppery finish making it an excellent partner with grilled fish or meat, or drizzled over fresh heirloom tomatoes for a wonderful caprese salad.
Walnut Parsley Pesto
For our final pesto spotlight, we decided to go with a more fall/winter version of our favorite green sauce. Using walnuts and parsley, this pesto gives us the savory satisfaction of our classic pesto while putting our seasonal favorites to use. Please, don't think that because we labeled this our fall/winter pesto, that you can't give this baby a whirl in the summertime (like with these Tomato Pesto Toasts). This stuff will be a delight any time of the year.
So there you have it, mix n' match all the pestos you want. Don't be afraid to try something new! For more suggestions on how to use your pesto sauces, click here.
We would love to hear about your pesto creations or new pesto ideas using our EVOO!
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