Pesto is a favorite sauce for us here at Gardenuity. Lucky for you, we put together a list of 5 of our most delicious pesto recipes from the archive. From oregano pesto, to zucchini noodles, to pasta, and more.
Pesto comes from the Genovese word “pestare” which means to crush. Although pesto is most famously made with basil, parmesan, and pine nuts, a pesto is really any herb that’s crushed and formed into a sauce.
The most important part is to go harvest your fresh herbs and make something delicious with them.
P.S. We enjoy the recipes below with a fresh herbal cocktail for a good and tasty time.
Oregano Pesto Recipe
This recipe is a refreshing twist from the classic basil pesto recipe that we all know and love. Try it cold with fresh veggies or in your next pasta creation.
Pro tip: Use any herb you’d like in this pesto recipe. The method is the same — just alter the ingredients slightly to suit your flavor.
Zucchini Noodles with Lemon Verbena and Basil Pesto
Lemon Verbena and Basil Pesto? It’s a herbaceous match made in heaven. This recipe uses all of the green gems from your garden to create an easy-to-make meal. Check out this zesty, healthy and delicious recipe below.
Parsley Pesto Pasta Recipe
Nothing is a more appropriate pairing for pesto than pasta. This pesto pasta recipe is the perfect way to use your fresh parsley harvest. Even better — it’s quick and easy. It’s a crowd favorite at every dinner and adored by the whole family.
Spinach Pesto ‘Party’ Pasta Recipe
Party pasta. Do we need to say more? This spinach pesto recipe is rich, simple, and the perfect addition to your next party spread. The rich flavors mesh beautifully with a red wine and can be served hot, cold, or room temperature. Bonus? It’s super simple. Make it, plate it, eat it, then forget it.
Cheesy Spinach Pesto Flatbread Recipe
Pesto and pizza? A chef’s kiss. Flatbreads are all the rage right now — and for good reason. This simple recipe is perfect for any occasion. Kids especially adore it, and its incredibly low maintenance to make. Find a bit of tasty naan and enjoy!