5 Delicious Uses for Pesto


Cucina & Amore has 3 varieties of pesto that are delightfully rich in flavor, thanks to the delicious mixture of vegetables, garlic, nuts, and sunflower oil. Pesto sauce can be used for more than just pasta in addition to a variety of ways to perk up your breakfast, lunch, dinner, or late night snack. Try one of these five delicious uses for Cucina & Amore Pesto next time you make a meal for your friends and family.

Celebrate Eggs the Pesto Way 

Eggs are one of the most versatile of proteins: they can be scrambled, fried, poached, or baked. The next time you make scrambled eggs, add some Cucina & Amore Pesto alla Genovese (Basil Pesto) to the mix, along with your favorite cheese. Your taste buds will thank you. Spread some Cucina & Amore Pesto alla Siciliana (Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto) on your Eggs Benedict. Next time, you won’t be able to eat Eggs Benedict without it! 

A Better Way to Eat Pizza 


Pizza is everyone’s favorite “cheat meal,” but it doesn’t have to be made with the traditional tomato sauce. Our Pesto alla Genovese is an amazingly savory pizza sauce. Add some dollops of our Sun-Dried Tomato Truffle Sauce to give your pie a decadence beyond your imagination. pesto-on-pizzaIt doesn’t have to stop there: use the Pesto alla Siciliana (Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto) as the sauce and top your pizza with Cucina & Amore Sliced Tricolor Jalapeños or marinated artichoke hearts to make a flavorful pizza the spicy palate will never forget!

Add a New Dynamic to Salad Dressing 

Italian dressing is one of the most versatile salad dressings on the market thanks to its simple ingredients. Dress it up a notch by adding Cucina & Amore Pesto alla Firenze (Artichoke Pesto) to your salad to give it an extra zing. pesto-with-salad-dressing Shake up your potato salad with our tangy Pesto alla Genovese to give it a basil and garlic kick. Add some life to your pasta salad by adding both our Pesto alla Siciliana and Black Olive Bruschetta. Your pasta salad (and guests) will be asking you what’s your secret. 

Bake It into Bread 

monkey-bread Instead of rubbing garlic into toasted bread, top off your toasted French rolls with our tasteful Pesto alla Firenze (Artichoke Pesto) to give it a gourmet touch. Twirl some pesto into your homemade bread dough: not only will your house smell of freshly baked bread, but also delicious pesto. Another option is to mix a little pesto with softened butter to spread on your dinner rolls to add a twist to tradition.  

Dress Up Your Meat 

Sometimes, salting and peppering your chicken or steak is not enough. Marinate your chicken in Cucina & Amore Pesto alla Genovese before baking. You will want to bake the chicken to prevent burning the pesto which can happen when grilling. You can also dress up traditional meatloaf by topping it with Pesto alla Siciliana rather than ketchup or chili sauce. Your family will appreciate the fresh taste of Cucina & Amore adorning their plates.

Next time you are going to make one of the above five food items, be sure to use one or all Cucina & Amore pesto selections. The possibilities are endless!

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