Top Rated Pesto Recipes

Dab a bit of garlic pesto on each bread slice for a quick garlic bread.
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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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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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Antipasto Caprese Skewers
This bite-sized appetizer is the perfect start to a classic Italian meal. They're great for entertaining or bringing to a potluck. The ingredients are simple, and they come together with ease. Whether you're hosting a dinner for two or 20, these tiny treats will satisfy all tastes.
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The benefits of walnuts, which are a nutrient-dense food, were among the first approved qualified health claims by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for a whole food for their positive effect on heart health. In addition to offering a range of wellness benefits, walnuts are great partners in the kitchen – they truly are the hardest working nut!
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Of all the spring ingredient has to offer, ramps are highly favored processed with nutty pecorino cheese, walnuts, and olive oil. 
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Ramp Pesto Risotto
In the context of the question of whether the chicken or the egg (or in this case, the pesto or the risotto) came first, the ramp pesto is the medalist in this recipe. After trying a spoonful of it — raw — from a batch my friend made on his farm, Ralston Farm, in New Jersey,  I decided immediately that I would put it in my risotto recipe that I was developing for the week. Roasted asparagus is mixed in to give the risotto another taste of spring, but the real star of this dish is the pesto. Fair warning, though: Try not to eat all of it straight from the jar before you make the risotto.  Click here to see Rice Made Sexy — 5 Great Dinner Recipes.
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Zucchini Pasta with Almond Pesto
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Love pasta but don’t want the carbs? Zucchini noodles (zoodles) are a great alternative, as they provide a light, flavorful low-carb option for pasta-lovers everywhere. The Zucchini Pasta with Almond Pesto from Atkins is loaded with flavor and satisfaction and is perfect for anyone looking to watch their figure.
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Grilled Tomatoes With Pesto Recipe
This recipe yields more pesto than you need for the tomatoes, but why make just a little? You will have enough pesto left over to sauce a three-quarters of a pound of pasta the next day, a head start on dinner for four. Serve the tomatoes with grilled fish or steak.
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Pasta with Ramp Pesto
Ramps, if you've never had them before, are wild leeks that pop up with a very limited season during the spring. They taste a bit like scallions — spicy and pungent, but with fresh herbal notes. The leaves form a deep green pesto that's got more kick than any other pesto you've probably tasted, even arugula. So, a little goes a long way then. Use with caution. Click here to see Why You Should Cook with Olive Oil.
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Farro Pasta
Coming from a Barese family, eating broccoli rabe is non-negiotable — it's a staple. In my grandmother's town of Adelfia in Bari, Italy, the cousin of spinach and the sister to broccoli was on the table quite often. What wasn't on the table ever? Farro. Though an Italian grain, it never existed in our lives until I introduced it recently. Now, when blended with the familiar verde, hearty crumbed walnuts, and sharp Parmagiano, it is welcomed with a smile. 
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Chicken Pesto Sandwich
Chicken and pesto's classic combination needs little work in this easy sandwich recipe. Grab any preferred fixings and pile them between two slices of sourdough. Click here for 8 Sweet and Savory Sandwiches. See all sandwich recipes.
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