May 4, 2011
It is very seldom you can go to a grocery store and find a jar of pesto bigger than an egg. I like to make pasta with pesto sauce, so I always want more than a tiny jar. The problem once I buy the large jar? I have leftover pesto that I pray does not go bad… SO, a couple weeks ago, I created several meals during the week using my pesto sauce. :)
This is simple. Just make your hummus like normal, only use pesto sauce instead of Tahini! (*Note: You may not need to use your normal amount of salt because the Pesto is pretty salty.)
I also made a baked potato and put pesto sauce on it instead of butter and salt. It was quite delicious! I also made some spinach pasta and made a cold pesto pasta salad to take with me for lunch.
Tyler and I went for pizza at Waldo’s Pizza one night and since there was such a long wait, they served a small appetizer: pizza crust with pesto, a tomato slice and mozzarella cheese. I am not usually a fan of tomatoes, but this was amazing! I plan to make those as an appetizer some time (if I ever have a dinner party). I did not realize how many meals you could make with pesto sauce. :) However, I probably won’t be eating pesto sauce for a while. Hee hee.