Homemade pesto sauces lend a bright note to pastas, salads, omelets, and more
Bursting with fresh garden herbs and greens, pesto is not only full of antioxidants, but it also gives simple dishes instantly elevated flavor. These peppery, savory selections are sure to liven up your springtime menus.
Pesto Cheat Sheet
Want to experiment with different pesto combinations? Mix and match ingredients from these columns using the Tried-and-True Basil Pesto recipe.
Homemade Pesto Recipes
- Tried-and-True Basil Pesto
- Dark Leafy Pesto
- Penne with Dark Leafy Pesto and Roasted Squash
- Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto
- Sorghum and Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Tabbouleh
Did You Know?
Flavonoids in basil have been shown to protect cells and chromosomes from free-radical damage.
Studies show that sage extract improved memory in young, healthy adults.
A Little Goes a Long Way
Stir a tablespoon or two of pesto into the following:
- Cooked rice or grains
- Fresh goat cheese
- Omelets and frittatas
- Prepared soup
- Roasted vegetables
- Salad dressings