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Lightened-Up Creamy Avocado Basil Pesto (no oil added)

Lightened Up Pesto: Creamy Avocado Basil Pesto Recipe A lightened up pesto without any added oil! The secret is using an avocado to get a creamy texture that's unbelievable!

4 Ways To Make Pesto Without Basil

4 Ways To Make Pesto Without Basil

Beet Pesto: peel and cut beets into inch pieces, wrap in foil, bake at 400 for 45 minutes. Allow to cool completely before making pesto.

4 Ways To Make Pesto Without Basil

4 Ways To Make Pesto Without Basil

4 ideas for making pesto without basil, including beet, parsley, cilantro, and sun-dried tomato pestos.

Tomato and Ricotta Pesto - FineCooking

Tomato and Ricotta Pesto

Think you know pesto? The classic Italian sauce has an ironbound list of ingredients: basil, garlic, pine nuts, Parmigiano, olive oil. But don’t let that stop you from tinkering.

4 Ways To Make Pesto Without Basil

4 Ways To Make Pesto Without Basil

4 Ways To Make Pesto Without Basil (Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto)

Roasted Yellow Pepper Pesto - FineCooking

Roasted Yellow Pepper Pesto

Think you know pesto? The classic Italian sauce has an ironbound list of ingredients: basil, garlic, pine nuts, Parmigiano, olive oil. But don’t let that stop you from tinkering.

Mixed Herb Pesto - FineCooking

Mixed Herb Pesto

Think you know pesto? The classic Italian sauce has an ironbound list of ingredients: basil, garlic, pine nuts, Parmigiano, olive oil. But don’t let that stop you from tinkering.

Manchego and Marcona Almond Pesto - FineCooking

Manchego and Marcona Almond Pesto

Think you know pesto? The classic Italian sauce has an ironbound list of ingredients: basil, garlic, pine nuts, Parmigiano, olive oil. But don’t let that stop you from tinkering.

White pepper is milder than black, allowing the flavors of the herbs and yogurt to shine, but if you don't have it in your pantry, use black pepper to taste. The whey that drains out of the yogurt is a source of protein, calcium, potassium, and riboflavin. Freeze it in ice-cube trays to blend into fruit shakes and smoothies, or enjoy it (unfrozen) lightly sweetened, over ice.

Garlic-Herb Yogurt Cheese

Garlic-Herb Yogurt Cheese - This is how Greek yogurt is made from homemade yogurt.

Ramp Pesto on Toast with Burrata and Peppadews - FineCooking

Ramp Pesto on Toast with Burrata and Peppadews

Think you know pesto? The classic Italian sauce has an ironbound list of ingredients: basil, garlic, pine nuts, Parmigiano, olive oil. But don’t let that stop you from tinkering.

Pea-Mint-Sunflower Seed Pesto - FineCooking

Pea-Mint-Sunflower Seed Pesto

Think you know pesto? The classic Italian sauce has an ironbound list of ingredients: basil, garlic, pine nuts, Parmigiano, olive oil. But don’t let that stop you from tinkering.

Think beyond basil: Pesto is a great way to use leftover herbs.

Leftover-Herb Pesto

What do you do when you've bought cilantro or dill or tarragon for a recipe and now have a half a bunch of herbs languishing in your refrigerator? Don't let them go to waste; instead try some ideas from our food editors.

For a new spin on classic pesto, go beyond basil and consider April's abundance of leafy greens: in addition to the kale used here, arugula and baby spinach also puree up into a nutrient-rich sauce, bursting with flavor. Serve with pasta, vegetables, and meats, or as a sandwich spread.

Kale Pesto

For a new spin on classic pesto, go beyond basil and consider April

Carrot Top Arugula Pesto - FineCooking

Carrot Top Arugula Pesto

Carrot Top-Arugula Pesto: Don’t throw out those carrot tops! They make a vibrant pesto, with rich flavor from toasted walnuts instead of the traditional pine nuts. Arugula adds a peppery bite.

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