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What do I do with pesto?

I love basil, but I've never liked pesto. Too much of a good thing, I guess. Anyway, I have some pesto that I need to use up and I was wondering what else I could do with it, other than use it as pasta dressing.

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Asked by SelaCarsen at 10:12 PM on Feb. 13, 2011 in Food & Drink

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  • OH I would toss it with some grilled chicken strips and put it on a salad, or make a pizza with is (just use it as the sauce) or saute some chicken with it in a pan....sounds good to me!!

    Answer by MamaRoberts at 10:16 PM on Feb. 13, 2011

  • I agree with MamaRoberts sounds good.

    Answer by sta517 at 10:28 PM on Feb. 13, 2011

  • Worst case scenario... stick it in a ziplock and throw it in the freezer! I love Costco, but in bulk... gotta freeze stuff so it doesn't go icky!

    Answer by MommaClark3 at 10:49 PM on Feb. 13, 2011

  • I wouldn't use it as the sauce, I like to put it on the bottom of a plate, just a thin layer on the plate. Then put cheese stuffed ravioli on then some Alfredo sauce. Oh it is yummy! Or make some cheese stuffed tortillini with a bit of pesto sauce and regular red sauce, and put on some sliced chicken breast.

    Answer by BabyBugsmama at 11:09 PM on Feb. 13, 2011

  • Put it on top of salmon and bake. Toss it with mixed vegies.

    Answer by robinkane at 11:12 AM on Feb. 14, 2011

  • Pizza sauce, sandwich spread, pour in some olive oil and use it to dip bread, bake chicken or fish, put it in an ice tray and freeze it.

    Answer by misses_nick at 11:16 AM on Feb. 14, 2011

  • But, I love to use this stuff on tomato and zucchini relish for a light bread spread with spaghetti dinner, or use it as the only sauce over tortellini

    Answer by ShelbyShareAlot at 11:30 AM on Feb. 14, 2011

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