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 Post subject: Pesto
PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:44 am 
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I made a bunch of pesto yesterday for a deconstructed eggplant parm dish (slice of grilled eggplant, smear of V'con cashew ricotta, another slice of eggplant, another smear of ricotta, grilled tomato slice, pesto drizzle) & I have a bunch left over.

What are some things I can make with pesto? My ideas so far:
Pesto mayo (pesto + TJs mayo) for sandwiches, potato salad or pasta salad
Green beans & grape tomatoes with pesto
Basil veggie burgers
Marinated tofu or portabellos
Mix with the remaining ricotta & make a cream sauce for pasta
Variation of the VB sausages / some kind of seitan?
White bean hummus

Do y'all have any other ideas? Also, what is your favorite pesto recipe? The one I made was a bunch of basil, a splash of lemon juice, a spoonful of raw almond butter, some fresh garlic, a pinch of salt & a ton of olive oil


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 Post subject: Re: Pesto
PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 12:11 pm 
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You could freeze it in ice cube trays to use at a later date, if you don't want to use it all up right now.

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 Post subject: Re: Pesto
PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 12:18 pm 
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The uses for pesto are literally infinite. We stuff our freezer full of scape, cilantro, basil and parsley pesto for the winter every year.

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 Post subject: Re: Pesto
PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 12:29 pm 
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I guarantee it will be forgotten about, freezer burned & never used if I don't use it all now.


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 Post subject: Re: Pesto
PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 1:38 pm 
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You can put it on pizza, soups, put it on bread kind of like garlic bread, you can also use it like a marinade for tofu


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 Post subject: Re: Pesto
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My basil plant is growing like crazy so I'll be making another batch of pesto soon.
I like a sandwich with smoked tofu (just pan fry it with some soy sauce and liquid smoke), sun dried tomatoes, a nice amount of pesto spread on the bread and some balsamic vinaigrette drizzled on the other side of the bread. Delish.
You can also
-put it on toasted rounds of bread like bruschetta
-spread it on puff pastry, roll it up, and cut it like cinnamon buns to make pesto pinwheels
-throw some cubes of some italian-marinated tofu in a pan with chickpeas. Brown them up, add some pasta and cover it all with pesto.
-stuff it into a jar and send it to me.


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 Post subject: Re: Pesto
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if you mix in some ground coriander seed, ground cumin, some chopped fresh mint, and chopped cilantro you'll have some nice basil chutney to go with some samosas or other yummy Indian dishes.


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 Post subject: Re: Pesto
PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:13 pm 
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gaia13 wrote:
You could freeze it in ice cube trays to use at a later date, if you don't want to use it all up right now.



I always make a shiitake ton of pesto with the plans of doing this but it never lasts more than a few days because I eat it all on everything!

Pesto mayo sounds delish!

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 Post subject: Re: Pesto
PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:00 pm 
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Make gnocchi. Gnocchi and pesto are best friends forever.


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 Post subject: Re: Pesto
PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:57 am 
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Potato salad! I like that idea!


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 Post subject: Re: Pesto
PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:30 am 
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I like the pesto pinwheel idea. how cute and easy for a party or better yet to stand in front of the cookie sheet and burn your fingers scarfing them all down!


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 Post subject: Re: Pesto
PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 1:13 pm 
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I like to use pesto on pizza instead of tomato sauce. You don't even need to put faux cheese or any other veggies on it. Sometimes I put olives though.


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