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Smoked Chicken Quesadilla with Roasted Red Pepper Pesto

Print Smoked Chicken Quesadilla with Roasted Red Pepper Pesto Yield: Serves 2 Serves 2 Ingredients 2 10-inch flour tortillas 2 Tbsp or more Roasted Red Pepper Pesto w/Capers 1 cup shredded smoked chicken* 2 Tbsp chopped green onion, white and some green parts 1/4 cup diced fresh tomato 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese Instructions Preheat […]

Pesto Waffles

Print Pesto Waffles Yield: 6 Waffles Makes 6 waffles Ingredients 2 cup pancake or waffle mix 1-1/3 cup low-fat milk 1 egg 3 Tbsp Parsley & Lemon Thyme Pesto w/Walnuts 3 Tbsp grated cheddar cheese Instructions Stir together all of the ingredients. Pour some of the batter into a hot waffle iron and bake until […]

Lemony Herbed Pesto Rice

Print Lemony Herbed Pesto Rice Yield: Serves 7 Serves 7 Ingredients 3 cup reduced-sodium chicken or vegetable broth 1-1/3 cup uncooked long grain rice 3/4 tsp salt 4 oz Parsley & Lemon Thyme Pesto w/Walnuts 1/2 tsp grated lemon peel 1/4 tsp pepper Instructions In a large saucepan, combine the broth, rice and salt; bring […]

Pesto Cheesecake

Print Pesto Cheesecake Yield: Serves 18 Yields 18 servings Ingredients 1 Tbsp unsalted butter or margarine 1/4 cup fine dry unseasoned bread crumbs 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese 2 8-ox packages cream cheese 1 cup whole-milk ricotta cheese 1/8 tsp salt 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper 3 large eggs 1/4 cup toasted slivered almonds […]

Pasta Mesclun with Pesto Dressing

Print Pasta Mesclun with Pesto Dressing Yield: Serves 4 Serves 4 Ingredients 8 cup mixed lettuces and mild greens 1 cup each mustard greens and flowers 1 cup Italian kale 3/4 lb cooked (6 cups uncooked) tri-color shell pasta 6 oz feta cheese, crumbled 6 oz can pitted black olives Salt and freshly cracked pepper […]

Spinach, Pesto & Fontina Lasagna

Print Spinach, Pesto & Fontina Lasagna Yield: Serves 8 Serves 8 Ingredients Sauce 2 Tbsp (1/4 stick) unsalted butter 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 2-1/2 cup reduced-fat (2%) milk 1/2 cup dry white wine 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese 1/2 tsp salt Spinach Mixture 2 Tbsp olive oil 1/2 cup shallots, finely chopped 4 large […]

Italian Pesto Cheese Torta

Print Italian Pesto Cheese Torta Yield: Serves 6 Serves 6 Ingredients 1 lb cream cheese, softened 15 oz ricotta cheese, drained 1/2 lb fresh mozzarella, drained 10 – 12 fresh basil leaves 1 cup toasted pine nuts or walnuts 3/4 cup Basil Pesto w/Walnuts 1 tsp salt Instructions Line a standard bread pan with a […]

Grilled Scrod Wrapped in Basil

Print Grilled Scrod Wrapped in Basil Yield: Serves 4 Serves 4 Ingredients 8 mammoth basil leaves (or the largest leaf basil you can find) 1-1/2 lb skinless scrod fillets 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp fresh ground pepper 4 Tbsp Basil Pesto w/Walnuts 1 lemon, cut into 8 thin slices Bamboo skewers, presoaked for 30 min. […]

Herbed Ricotta Gnocchi with Spinach-Arugula Pesto

Print Herbed Ricotta Gnocchi with Spinach-Arugula Pesto Yield: Serves 4-6 Serves 4-6 Ingredients 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour 1 Tbsp fresh chives, finely chopped 1 Tbsp fresh sage, finely chopped 1 Tbsp fresh chervil, finely chopped (or 1-1/2 tsp. fresh tarragon) 1/2 tsp ground fennel seeds 1/2 tsp Basil & Garlic Herbal Salt 1/4 tsp […]

Tarragon Potato Salad

Print Tarragon Potato Salad Yield: Serves 4 Serves 4 Ingredients 6 medium potatoes 1/4 cup Tarragon Vinegar 2 Tbsp sugar 1/4 cup chopped onion 1/4 tsp black pepper 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/2 chopped celery 2 hard boiled eggs, chopped up Instructions Cook potatoes in boiling water until tender (about 30 minutes). Drain potatoes, and cool […]