10 Ideas & Recipes for Mediterranean Pesto

Italian Pesto Genovese Homemade

Are you a fan of fresh homemade pesto? The original recipe for Pesto Genovese from the region of Genoa in North Italy dates back to the 8th century.

Want to try it? We made it a bit easier for you. It takes only a few minutes – Promise!

Tomato Mozzarella with Pesto

Tomato and Mozzarella with Pesto

Who doesn’t love caprese salad? Slices of tomatoes and mozzarella pair pefectly with fresh basil leaves, salt & pepper, and a good quality olive oil. You can also just drizzle pesto over it. So yummy!

Modern Pesto Variations

Today, the authentic Pesto Genovese is just the start for plenty of variations. Trendy is to substiute pine nuts with walnuts or pistaccios. 

Homemade Pizza by Ashim D'Silva @randomlies

Upgrade Your Pizza

Whether you can take the time and have fun making your own pizza at home or get a quick pizza delivery, enhance it with drizzled fresh pesto sauce.

Running out of Basil?

Sub or mix with spinach or kale. And even edamame works. We tried it mixed with basil, pine nuts, and pistaccios. Delicious!

Pollo con Pesto al Forno

Do you think it’s a lot of work for the homemade pesto? How about a short cut using our delicous pesto seasoning? 

Whatever pesto you prefer, try our Italian Pollo con Pesto al Forno. It’s an easy baked chicken. Just perfect for a weeknight.

Pasta con Pesto

This fast dinner will make you feel happy 🙂 No need for a recipe. Just mix the ingredients that you see in the picture and add pesto.

Set your creativity free: pesto is always a good solution when you are looking for a change in your pasta sauce options. Add just one or two vegetables to your pesto pasta and you have a delicious healthy meal. For instance, try leek fried with olive oil until soft.

Tip: Try pasta made from beans to cover the protein. Or add chicken leftovers or ham or prosciutto cut into strips. 

Pasta con Pesto

SpiceBreeze Pesto Seasoning

SpiceBreeze Pesto Seasoning
Ingredients: Basil, garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, pine nuts, salt, and black pepper.
SpiceBreeze Pesto Seasoning

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