8 Fresh Takes on Homemade Pesto

You can never go wrong with a classic Pesto Genovese. The traditional combination of basil, Parmesan cheese, pine nuts, and olive oil is hard to beat in its delicious simplicity. However, if you want to mix it up with new herbs and flavors, there’s a whole world of other herb pestos that you should add to your repertoire! How about a delicious sun-dried tomato variation? Or one with parsley and grated asiago cheese? There’s lots of brilliant new takes on pesto you can try at home. Get creative with your herbs and try some for yourself!

Ramp and Parsley Pesto from Simply RecipesRamp and Parsley Pesto


Sun-dried Tomato Pesto from AllRecipesSun-dried Tomato Pesto from AllRecipes Photo by Collegiate Creative

Photo by Collegiate Creative



Pasta with Artichoke Pesto from ChowArtichoke Pesto

Photo by Aida Mollenkamp


Arugula Almond Pesto from Naturally EllaArugula Almond Pesto from Naturally Ella


Asparagus Pesto with Pasta from Simply RecipesAsparagus Pesto with Pasta


Lemon Walnut Pesto from Food.comLemon Walnut Pesto from

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And if you’ve never made classic pesto, here’s a Yummly recipe to try:

Pesto Genovese from Leite’s CulinariaPesto Genovese

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