Pesto is one of the quintessential Italian sauces you can put on practically anything. Traditionally made with basil, garlic, parmesan cheese, pine nuts and olive oil, pesto has countless variations featuring other herbs and green vegetables like arugula. These four recipes will show you four delicious ways of using pesto in your kitchen:
Linguine alla Genovese (pictured above)
Pesto hails from Liguria, the region that is home to Genoa. This pasta dish is a homage to the grand port city.
Beans and pasta are tossed with a spicy arugula pesto in this easy vegetarian recipe.
A wonderful dish that is ready in less than 20 minutes and makes a great weeknight meal.
This vegetable soup is usually served tepid and is topped with a nice dollop of pesto.