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Pesto Paradise: Culinary Delights

Get your dishes dressed to im-pesto with the world's most delicious sauce!
Pesto Paradise: Culinary Delights
Pesto Paradise: Culinary Delights
Welcome to SideChef's original recipes. Created from scratch in the SideChef Kitchen, where recipe inspiration and ingredient experimentation is a way of life.
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Welcome to SideChef's original recipes. Created from scratch in the SideChef Kitchen, where recipe inspiration and ingredient experimentation is a way of life.

Welcome to the "Presto! Pesto Collection," your ultimate guide to discovering the endless possibilities of pesto! From classic dishes to innovative creations, this collection showcases the vibrant flavors and versatility of pesto.

Each recipe is designed to be delicious, easy to prepare, and sure to impress. Dive into these pesto-infused delights and enjoy the magic of this simple yet sophisticated sauce. For even more inspiration, check out our Pesto Recipes on our website.

Keep It Simple: Classic Basil Pesto


Easy Homemade Pesto

Live Eat Learn

This Homemade Pesto Genovese has just 7 simple ingredients and is so delicious, you'll never want to eat store-bought again!

Pasta Perfection: Pesto Pasta


Pesto Noodles with Mushrooms

Healthy Laura

Make this quick and easy paleo and vegan mushroom zoodles with pesto. It's the perfect pasta alternative and weeknight comfort dinner!

Marinated Magic: Pesto Chicken


Breaded Pesto Chicken Cutlets

Compelled to Cook

A great example of how one dish can become 3 different kinds of meals. These crispy cutlets slathered with pesto are fantastic served with buttered noodles, atop a crisp salad or between chewy bread and tomato slices!

Pesto Paradise: Pesto Pizza


Sheet Pan Pesto Breakfast Pizza

Meiko and the Dish

Never met a pizza I didn’t like. And this breakfast pizza is a sure way to end your evening. Breakfast dinner is always a good and fun idea. Plus, the leftovers are perfect for the next morning!

Zoodle Zen: Pesto Zoodles


Raw Kale & Radish Pesto with Zucchini Noodles

Girl Eats Greens

Radish greens taste a tad bit spicy almost like arugula. Mixed with the earthy flavors of kale, it gave the pesto a lot more depth. Add in some lemon, garlic, and nutritional yeast – and you’ve got yourself a super heal

Gooey Goodness: Pesto Grilled Cheese


Easy Spinach Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Lemons and Basil

So much yumminess in this Easy Spinach Pesto Grilled Cheese with it's smoldering Muenster cheese, garlic green-pesto-goodness and golden toasted gluten-free bread!

Meatball Magic: Pesto Meatballs


Turkey Pesto Meatballs

Messy Kitchen Happy Belly

Pesto make a great addition to turkey meatballs, and this quick recipe is an easy way to add protein to your day. The addition of pesto adds some nice salt, Parmesan and nutty taste which compliments the meatballs nicely.

Quinoa Quest: Pesto Quinoa Salad


Pesto Quinoa Bowl with Avocado


"This combination of an ancient grain and the hottest trend makes
for a delicious meal for you and your family. This beautiful and tasty recipe has only 7 ingredients, is easy to make and features creamy avocado, fresh spinach, sweet cherry tomatoes and quinoa seasoned with zesty pesto."

Flatbread Fun: Pesto Flatbread


Mozzarella and Soppressata Flatbread with Avocado Pesto

Climbing Grier Mountain

Mozzarella & Soppressata Flatbread with Avocado Pesto is a delicious and easy to dish to make for a quick weeknight dinner or impromptu dinner party!

Salad Supreme: Pesto Chicken Salad


Grilled Chicken Salad and Creamy Pesto Ranch


If you like ranch you will LOVE pesto ranch. Drizzled over some crispy kale and juicy grilled chicken, this is the next level salad will take your dinner from 'meh' to YEAH!

Breakfast Bliss: Pesto Breakfast Sandwich


Pesto Breakfast Burger

Fork vs Spoon

Who said burgers were for dinner? When piled high with bacon and a delicate fried egg and then smashed between a toasted English muffin, they are just begging to be eaten for breakfast (or lunch or dinner!). I provided ingredients enough to make one amazing burger.

Salmon Sensation: Baked Pesto Salmon


Basil Pesto Salmon with Spinach


Prepare this delicious, heart-healthy, and vitamin-rich dinner in minutes. With short cook times, using the microwave to prepare your meal is a great cooking method to preserve most nutrients. Serve with wild brown rice, orzo, or couscous.

Pesto Perfect: Basil Pesto Soup


Creamy Pesto Chicken Soup with Avocado

Simple. Tasty. Good.

The flavors in this pesto chicken soup are spot on. Love the match between the creamy avocado and the stronger basil pesto!

Crunchy Delight: Pesto Tofu


Crispy Tofu and Broccoli with Sesame-Peanut Pesto

Alexandra's Kitchen

It’s incredibly delicious and satisfying, friendly enough to make any day of the week, but perhaps best suited for curling up with on the couch on a Friday night, your latest, favorite series ready to be devoured just as quickly.

For more pesto inspiration, check out these delicious recipes

  • Pesto Pinwheels: These Vegan Basil Pesto and Sun-Dried Tomato Pinwheels are the perfect plant-based appetizer to bring to any gathering this summer! They're full of flavor and sure to satisfy both meat and veggie lovers!
  • Pesto Garlic Bread: This isn’t an ordinary garlic bread. It's everything and more! Crusty bread topped with a garlic and pesto spread, then baked until golden. The pesto in this recipe can also be added to pasta, grilled cheese, soup, risotto and baked potatoes.
  • Pesto and Goat Cheese Chicken: A savory chicken stuffed with a 2 layers of tangy goat cheese, and vibrant pesto.
  • Pesto Tomato Bites: A unique twist on a classic appetizer with a flavorful pesto filling.
  • Pesto Arancini: When it comes to street food, it doesn't get much better than arancini. This Pesto Chicken Arancini is incredible, with so much texture and flavor!
Each of these recipes highlights the versatility of pesto, demonstrating how it can elevate a wide range of dishes. Whether you're a pesto novice or a seasoned fan, there's something here for everyone. Enjoy the vibrant flavors of pesto in every meal!

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