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1. Basil Pesto
Alex's serving suggestion: "I love this classic pesto spread on toast with mozzarella or ricotta cheese."

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2. Scallion and Pumpkin Seed Pesto
Alex's serving suggestion: "Try serving this alongside roasted chicken, as a dipping sauce."

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3. Parsley and Walnut Pesto
Alex's serving suggestion: "With its rich, nutty flavor, this pesto is fantastic on roast pork or drizzled on grilled mushrooms."

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4. Spicy Arugula Pesto
Alex's serving suggestion: "Mix a spoonful into salad dressing or into the liquid from steamed mussels or clams—anywhere you want to have the freshness of herbs combined with a little heat."

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5. Grilled Zucchini Pesto
Alex's serving suggestion: "This pesto has a lot of body from the zucchini—it's great as a ravioli filling or slathered on fish wrapped in a tortilla."

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