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Pesto ideas

paulgardner Sep 27, 2006 05:10 PM

I made some pesto but want some interesting ideas other than just putting it on pasta...any suggestions?

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    Mr. Cookie Sep 27, 2006 07:17 PM

    toast or bake some baguette rounds and spread pesto on them for an appetizer.

    1. chowser Sep 27, 2006 07:04 PM

      On portabello mushrooms and bake or grill.

      1. s
        shesamazingnyc Sep 27, 2006 07:03 PM

        I love putting pesto on tuna/salmon salad sandwiches. Sounds odd, but it's heavenly...

        1. Funwithfood Sep 27, 2006 07:00 PM

          Freeze some and serve with bread along with a rich, winter spaghetti & meatball dinner--*killer* good combo!

          I also like to dilute pesto with olive oil (put into a plastic squeeze bottle), then drizzle my "pesto oil" over tomato bisque and top with croutons. (I freeze "pesto oil".)

          Note: I have about 15 cups of pesto in the freezer :)

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            belle Sep 27, 2006 06:31 PM

            Its good as a marinade for chicken.

            1. SeaSide Tomato Sep 27, 2006 05:46 PM

              Second the bread spead--try it with sliced tomatoes on toasted Arnold Country Classic White or a bagurette.

              Drizzled over caprese salad instead of(or with)olive oil.

              Over roasted Roma tomatoes with goat cheese and toasted pine nuts (there my dear recipe is out!). Very good as a winter appetizer when tomatoes otherwise stink). if you have no fresh pesto by then, Pastene's is a satisfactory substitute.

              And of course, all by itself!

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              1. re: SeaSide Tomato
                ESNY Sep 27, 2006 06:29 PM

                Make a "Caprese" salad sandwich. Take a baguette, smear it with the pesto and layer fresh mozzarella and tomatoes on its (could also add roasted peppers).

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                pamd Sep 27, 2006 05:19 PM

                a spread for sandwiches (especially grilled ones) or pizza

                1. Karl S Sep 27, 2006 05:10 PM

                  Baked potatoes.

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