Top Rated Basil Pesto Recipes

Basil Pesto
Nothing screams summer to me more than a fragrant, freshly-made pesto. Nearly sick of this winter’s cold weather and snow, I’ve been craving this simple and delicious spread all week. I love serving it on a piece of toast, with some fresh mozzarella slices and a couple of chopped sundried tomatoes (I’ll choose tomatoes from the garden in the summer), or tossed with fresh fettuccine, baby arugula, and a sprinkling of Parmigiano-Reggiano for an easy weeknight dinner. It’s also really good in a ham and Swiss cheese sandwich. Click here to see Recipe SWAT Team: Condiments
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lemon basil pesto
This versatile sauce can be used in pasta dishes, a condiment for a great cut of steak, or simply spread onto crostini for an easy yet delicoius appetizer. The addition of lemon adds a bright, citrusy taste without drastically changing the pesto's flavor.
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Roast Leg of Lamb Stuffed With Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Basil Pesto and Goat Cheese recipe - The Daily Meal
A gorgeous roasted leg of lamb is sure to impress your family and friends at the dinner table this Easter. Stuffed with goat cheese, sun-dried tomatoes and basil pesto, this roast lamb is the centerpiece of a truly delectable meal.This recipe is by Chef Udo Mueller of the Coral Ridge Country Club in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It was originally published in the Chicago Tribune.
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Creamy Pesto Shrimp Pasta
If you're looking for a rich, creamy carb-load of a dinner, you've come to the right place. The parika-packed, garlicky shrimp add a nice zip to an otherwise rich dish, but you could substitute grilled chicken or go meatless altogether if desired. The pesto can be store-bought or you can whip up a homemade citrusy version that pairs beautifully with the shrimp.
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This recipe gives an Italian twist to an American classic. Pork and beef burgers are seasoned with a basil, oregano, and a garlic spice blend, and then topped with fresh mozzarella and salty pancetta. 
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Green Garlic and Basil Pesto
As a perfect addition to pasta, vegetables and meat, pesto should be on your desert island must-haves list. Next time you're at your local farmer's market, pick up some garlic, basil and pine nuts for this quick homemade pesto recipe.This recipe is courtesy of Emily Paster, West of the Loop.
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