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Ways to Use Homemade Pesto Sauce

Rather than let the garden herbs grow out of control, make pesto instead.  I have found that it doesn’t really matter how much of which kind of herb you use…as long as you have enough basil in there to give it that basil flare.

I did not measure my pesto as I made it…but I’ll tell you what I put in it…and then just added a little salt and olive oil to make it taste just the way I wanted it!

Just throw everything in a food processor or blender and mix until desired consistency.  Use immediately or freeze for use in future meal.

It’s perfect for pasta…Grilled Chicken Spinach Pesto Pasta [3].

It’s perfect for dipping tomatoes.

It’s perfect for making a pesto vinaigrette (recipe below).

It’s perfect for spreading onto a grilled chicken sandwich.

Or you could just drink it out of the bowl.

Well, that may be a little much?!

Well, maybe not?!

Pesto Vinaigrette



Place ingredients in a bowl and whisk.  Add a touch of water if needed to get it to desired dressing consistency.  Serve with salad.

Please share some of your favorite Pesto Recipes!!!

Update: be sure to check out the comments below as we’ve got lots of additional reader suggestions for using up pesto!