Traditional homemade pine nut and basil pesto sauce has been a staple of Italian cooking for ages! In the old days, it would be made in an authentic mortar and pestle by hand and stored in glass jars for a week of flavorful pesto pastas and other delicious meals. Nowadays, there are many different varieties of pesto from vegan-ized versions to kinds made from sun-dried tomatoes and cilantro. Try something off the beaten path or stick with the awesome traditions; either way, you won't be disappointed.

Cashew Wasabi Leaf Pesto (from The Indolent Cook)Cashew Wasabi Leaf Pesto

Pesto Pizza (from Cherry On A Cake)Pesto Pizza

Roasted Red Pepper & Kale Pili Pesto (from Sunday Morning Banana Pancakes)Roasted Red Pepper & Kale Pili Pesto

Bruschetta with Arugula Pesto (from Magda's Cauldron)Bruschetta with Arugula Pesto

Pasta Primavera in Cilantro Pesto (from My Tasty Curry)Cilantro Pesto

Potatoes with Sundried Tomatoes and Basil Pesto (from Simply Reem)Potatoes with Sundried Tomatoes and Basil Pesto

Roasted Chicken Vegetable Soup with Lemon and Pesto (from Relishing It)Roasted Chicken Vegetable Soup with Lemon and Pesto

Roasted Pepper and Almond Pesto (from Everyday Maven)Roasted Pepper and Almond Pesto

Chicken and Mozzarella Panini with Basil Pesto (from My Kitchen Treasures)Chicken and Mozzarella Panini with Basil Pesto

Avocado Pesto Pasta (from Chef Chloe)Avocado Pesto Pasta

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