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15 Ways To Use Up Your Summer Pesto

By aggieskitchen |


One of my absolute favorite things about this time of year is the abundance of basil in my garden. Each year I seem to add at least one more pot of basil to my herb garden because I just can’t get enough of it. The smell of it is absolutely intoxicating.

My favorite way to use up this fragrant summer herb is definitely to make fresh pesto with it. When I make pesto, there is usually a lot leftover that I store in a jar in my fridge. I find myself putting it on everything…pasta, sandwiches, pizza, grilled meats…the ideas are endless.

Here’s a nice collection of wonderful recipes incorporating pesto…enjoy it while you can!

What is your favorite way to use pesto?

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15 Ways to use up your Summer Pesto

Asparagus and Walnut Pesto Pasta

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For more tasty summer bites, check out these 13 light pizza recipes!

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Aggie Goodman was a regular contributor to Babble's Family Kitchen. Her staples included some gorgeous dishes — like salmon with tropical fruit salsa or a kicked-up cucumber salad — as well as behind-the-scenes looks at what goes into making them. More of her recipes can be found on her personal blog, Aggie's Kitchen. Read bio and latest posts → Read aggieskitchen's latest posts →

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0 thoughts on “15 Ways To Use Up Your Summer Pesto

  1. Lina Williams says:

    this looks yummy!

  2. Judimae says:

    Oh my gosh all these tempting pesto dishes. The asparagus and walnut pesto pasta recipe looks fab!

  3. elvira says:

    I made shredded pork and cilantro pesto sauce quesadillas last night. It was delicious!

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