Here are some serving suggestions for pesto:
Toss (or Top) Veggies
Instead of butter, use a dab of pesto to garnish your vegetables. Put pesto on a baked potato instead.
Mix It into Dips
Mix a little pesto in with sour cream, Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, or even guacamole! You can also serve it over baked brie for a fancy appetiser.
Top Your Breakfast
Drizzle pesto over your favourite breakfast eggs to add a touch of herbs and cheese.
Bake into Bread
Instead of garlic bread, spread pesto onto crusty bread and toast, or stir pesto into bread dough for wonderfully fragrant dinner rolls. If you don't want to turn on the oven, just mix the pesto with some softened butter and slather on some rolls or fresh bread.
Spread on a Sandwich or Flatbread
Mix pesto with mayonnaise or use as is on sandwich bread or flatbread. Make a pesto schmear by mixing it with cream cheese and serving with bagels.
Mix into Salad Dressing
Stir this intense sauce into grain, rice, or chicken salads. Thinned with a little more oil or vinegar, you have a quick vinaigrette for summer salads. Whisk into buttermilk for an Italian version of ranch dressing.
Smear on Bruschetta
A smear of pesto topped with a slice of mozzarella or provolone cheese on a slice of baguette or on crostini is one of our favourite quick appetisers.
Sauce the Meat
Pesto goes amazingly well with grilled steak, pork chops, chicken, and even fish, so you don't have to worry about spicing or marinating your meat. You can also season meatloaf or meatballs with pesto.