It’s always tempting to eat pesto by the spoonful. It’s so fresh, so green, so vibrant. And those flavors of basil, pine nut, Parmesan, garlic, and olive oil just play so very nicely together. Spread it on sandwiches, toss it with pasta, or yes, treat yourself a single happy spoonful, but definitely don't miss out on any chance you get to having pesto.
Traditional preparations with pesto include trenette and triofe alla Genovese. Trenette, flat ribbon pasta almost identical to linguine with a surface the sauce can cling to are boiled along with small pieces of potato. They cook in about the same amount of time, and when they’re almost done, string beans are added to the boiling liquid. The three ingredients are then tossed with pesto, adding some starchy cooking water to help it coat.
We, at Pepper and Zest, have made life simpler for you by bringing to you an entire range of authentic and delicious pesto spreads from traditional basil pesto to a spinach parsley pesto made with pistachio to charred bell pepper sundried tomato pesto to a pea walnut pesto made with mint and pumpkin seeds. Delight your friends and family by creating exotic dishes with the help of these gourmet condiments.
We have put together 4 dishes below that we feel are very easy, extremely wholesome and super yum to make with our pesto :
- Corn on the cob smeared with P&Z's pepita cilantro pea pesto and lime
- Zoodle (zucchini spaghetti noodle) pasta and prawn skewers tossed with P&Z's traditional Italian basil pesto
- Roasted sweet potato slices topped with P&Z's spinach pesto di pistachio
- Pesto pizza made with P&Z's traditional Italian basil pesto
Let us know what you think of these suggestions. We look forward to your feedback :)