Pesto has quickly become one of my favorite ways to use up my fresh garden produce. Don’t let the basil and pine nuts fool you; you can make pesto out of almost any fresh green, herb, or nut combination. Try mint and parsley, kale and cashews, or even carrot tops.
I love slathering pesto on summer sandwiches and burgers, using it as a sauce for pizza, and whipping up a quick weeknight pasta dish with pesto as the sauce.
Every time I taste its rich flavors and the way it miraculously transforms meals, I can’t help but think to myself, “Presto, pesto!” So, let’s see just exactly how many different ways you can make pesto and transform everyday dishes into wondrous adventures!