Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Why you should keep a jar of pesto in your fridge.

Whether you make your own or buy it, you should keep a jar of pesto in your fridge. Here's why:

You can...

Toss some with pasta, tortellini or gnocchi
Use it as a sandwich spread
Mix in a spoonful with mashed potatoes
Whisk a spoonful into into tomato or alfredo sauce
Use in potato salad in place of mayo
Make a dip with a spoonful of pesto and some pureed cannellini beans
Spread it on homemade pizza
Mix with a spoonful of mayo and dip with oven fries
Toss a spoonful with steamed vegetables
Whisk with a few tablespoons of white wine vinegar for a salad dressing
Serve it as a sauce with grilled chicken, pork chops, fish or steak
Mix a spoonful with softened butter for pesto butter
Spread it on boiled corn instead of butter
Use it as a topping on baked potatoes
Add a spoonful to steamed rice making pesto rice
Add a spoonful to ground beef for hamburgers
Toss a spoonful with some spaghetti squash
Stir in a spoonful with some vegetable soup or potato soup
Add a spoonful on top of scrambled eggs

Have I convinced you?


Rosilen said...

LOVE it! I keep Pesto in the fridge whether I'm planning a meal with it or not. It's definitely my go to sauce!!! I like it on deviled eggs or in ay homemade mac' and cheese.!!! LIKE!

HollyElise said...


I have never bought pesto but you've convinced me that I need it!

{Erica} said...

I have never even tasted pesto. Am I crazy?

amanda abby said...

Erica- you are crazy! I gasped when I read your comment. Pesto is another reminder that there is a God above and that He loves us. It's so delicious.

Rookie Cookie- how do I keep the pesto from browning so fast? I've tried plastic wrap, lemon juice and olive oil. Nothing seems to work :(

jen said...

amen sister. i love pesto made with peppery greens like arugula, turnip and radish tops.

and i eat it with my fingers.

cat+tadd said...

Is it weird that I don't like pesto?

rookie cookie said...

Caitlyn, even Van Never-Eats-Anything Ingram likes pesto. Weirdo.

{Erica} said...

I think it's the pine nuts that make me not so keen on this sauce...

I can't say that I don't like it though since I've seriously never tried it.

As a pest virgin what should I try it on first?

juliamaloy said...

i loove this post!! thank you!

Allison said...

OK I've got a giganto basil plant that I need to make pesto with. So do you have a recipe I can use?

Jessica said...

Have some pesto in the freezer. Definitely need to pull it out so I can indulge next week. Mmm.

Ingrid said...

I'm printing out your post and putting it up on the fridge for inspiration! Thanks!