5 Creative Ways to Use Pesto That Have Nothing to Do With Pasta

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Pasta and pesto go hand in hand, but there’s so much more to this tasty Italian sauce than meets the eye. There are many creative ways to use pesto sauce beyond pasta and these five are a good place to start.

Delicious Soups

Just a spoonful of pesto can take your soups to the next level and make them extra delicious. Since basil happens to be one of the pesto’s main ingredients, you should consider pairing this sauce with tomato soups and summer veggie soups.

Bread Spread

Pesto makes for a great spread, and you can boost the flavor of your sandwiches by adding it to the mix. It also doesn’t hurt its case that it’s much healthier than most of the other spreads and condiments.

Veggie Dip

Pesto is also a great dip and you can use it while eating celery, carrot, or belly pepper slices. Mixing it up with hummus, sour cream, or Greek yogurt to make an even more delicious spread is also an option.

Grilled Meats + Pesto

Pesto and grilled meats are a match made in heaven, and you can pour some of this sauce over your grilled steaks, chicken, and pork to make them even tastier.

Egg Bonanza

Pesto can do wonders for your sunny-side-ups or scrambled eggs because their mild flavor can benefit from pesto’s bolder palette.