Top Rated Pesto Recipes

Pesto makes everything better, so spread a generous dollop on this grilled cheese sandwich that's crusted with Parmesan and filled with Gruyére.
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Corn with Pesto Butter
For me, nothing says summer more than a fresh ear of corn, picked that morning out of a field in Rhode Island, simply steamed and smeared with a pat of butter. But sometimes that age-old favorite gets dull — or maybe your corn isn't as sweet as you'd like it to be. When that happens, I often turn to flavorful compound butters to add a bit more pizzazz to my cob. The beauty of this recipe is that it can work for both steamed corn and also sautéed corn. Maybe you've got a kid who has braces, or can't stand the little pieces of corn eating the kernels off the cob results in, or (like me) you're lacking a big stockpot or sauté pan for steaming. Whatever method you choose, your dish will be delicious — just as long as your corn is fresh. Click here to see more Spectacular Summer Corn Recipes. 
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5
Halloumi Burger
Vegetarian burgers don’t need to be dry and dull: Fill your burger bun with grilled eggplant and halloumi for a healthier, tasty summer barbecue option.This recipe is courtesy of The Healthy Haven Blog.
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4.5
Adrian Mueller
If you're looking for the perfect way to spend a chilly evening at home, this is it. This vegan, healthy, autumnal recipe won't disappoint on flavor and is well worth the effort.This recipe is from the book PLANTLAB: Crafting the Future of Food by Matthew Kenney (Regan Arts).
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4.5
Use this to season pasta, chicken, or fish for a healthy dinner. The nutty pesto is roaring with different flavors that combine nicely to form a delicious paste.
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4
Pesto Pasta
Adding ricotta and arugula to a traditional pesto makes for a more peppery, more vivid, pasta sauce.This recipe is courtesy of Food Network.
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4
Goat Cheese and Pesto on 34° Toasted Onion Crisps
Creamy goat cheese and pesto are combined to make the ultimate condiment. Pair it with 34º Toasted Onion Crisps for a simple, fresh, and elegant appetizer.Click here for more of our best appetizer recipes.
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Turkey Meatballs
Spaghetti and meatballs are delicious — make your meatballs with a different type of noodle when you make dinner. Use zucchini to make noodles and have that with turkey meatballs and pesto.
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4
Pea Pesto Open-Faced Sandwiches
Made in 20 minutes, these open-faced sandwiches are great for when you're short on time. Recipe courtesy of Eggland's Best. 
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3.8
Pasta Salad
This vibrant pasta salad showcases fresh, seasonal produce — namely basil, zucchini, eggplant, and snap peas. The combination of colors and flavors harmonizes beautifully and makes for a full-flavored sude dish or light main course.  See all zucchini recipes. Click here to see Pasta Salad, Please.
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3.666665
Broccoli Pesto and Cous Cous
With the kind of couscous that's ready in five minutes, an easily steamed vegetable, and some chickpeas that are edible right out of the can, this is truly a meal that can be thrown together in record time. Click here to see more Easy Dinner Recipes. 
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Pasta, Peas, Pine Nuts Salad
I can't remember when I first discovered the combination of fresh peas, lots of freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano, and toasted pine nuts. But I definitely have to credit my youngest sister with my obsession. She would mix the three ingredients together, often when leftover from dinner preparations, and eat them out of a big bowl with a spoon. The sweet peas with the creamy pine nuts, paired with the salty feathers of grated cheese? Heavenly. While it took me a couple of years of simply enjoying the combination until I began to crave it come spring, I’m now a convert. However, my favorite combination has two added ingredients — fresh basil pesto and sometimes, cooked pasta — taking this from a post-school or work snack to nearly a complete meal. I love to make a big batch of this pasta salad on the weekends to have for a nutritious dinner during the week. It's also a great dish to make and pack for a summer picnic. I find the flavors are best when I use fresh spring peas and basil from the farmers market.
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3.2