Ways to use pesto without pasta
I have a couple beautiful pineapple sage plants that smell amazing and I'm thinking of making a type of pesto (more of a sauce since no cheese) with them. Before I do that, though, I'm wondering what I can do with it once its made. I cannot eat potatoes and most pastas, or dairy.
So, any suggestions of what to do with a pesto type sauce? Thanks in advance!
Exactly, I mix some with mayo on salami sandwiches. Or mix in with softened butter for flavored butters to use on steamed or grilled vegetables.
Also make it a little loose, and it can be a condiment for steaks (think chimichurri) and grilled chicken, as well as a vinaigrette, just add your favorite vinegar to it.
serve it over grilled polenta
stuff it under the skin of chicken or turkey and grill or roast
use over fresh tomatoes and corn for salad, or stuff cherry tomatoes with it
mix with olive oil over shrimp
mix with mayo and slather on salmon steaks ( i know it sounds weird, but i use mayo like this all the time)
mix into deviled eggs
serve over roasted eggplants and zucchini
use as a garnish for white gazpacho
You can coat boneless chicken breasts with pesto and grill them. If you can eat mayo, mix a little pesto and mayo together to coat a toasted roll, add some juicy sliced tomato and some greens, and you have a tasty, easy sandwich.
I roast veggies and then when done toss them with pesto.
I also adore grilled cheese and tomato and pesto sandwiches. Preferably with sourdough.
It is really good on chicken either after cooked or partially cooked, shmear with pesto and then with parm or mozz cheese. YUM