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Apr 16, 2010 12:38 PM

best store bought pesto?

which one? tia

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    1. Sauces n Love makes a very good pesto - it's a fresh product and I know that some Whole Foods carry it...
      The same company makes a shelf stable product - under the name Scarpetta - not sure if they have pesto and not sure if it's good - but most of their stuff is very good for store bought.

      1. I would normally say none, but the Costco pesto is actually quite good. It comes in a big jar, so freezing it is probably a good idea. Here's a thread I found:

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        1. re: rafjel

          I would concur; I've used it for a couple of years, and it works well for me.

          And as a side note: When a topic asks a question like this, "Make your own" isn't really an answer to the question.

          1. re: jmckee

            I agree - that's why I offered the Costco suggestion.

          2. re: rafjel

            Yes, I like to keep a jar of the Costco pesto on hand. It works quite well when basil is out of season and I've run out of my own homemade frozen pesto.

            1. re: decolady

              on grilled fish steaks it is amazing.

          3. I keep a jar (6oz) of Trade Joes Pesto on hand. I don't think my homemade stuff is significantly better. Since I don't usually use it as the main flavoring from pasta, the jar lasts me some time.

            1. Gustiamo sells an excellent pesto on their web site. Fresh pesto is best when you can get fresh basil, but this was marvelous in the middle of winter. The taste and aroma is wonderful. It is quite expensive, but a little goes a long way.