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5 Creative Ways to Punch Up Classic Pesto
Basil is just the beginning, with the latest versions swapping in everything from parsley to spinach. Here, chef Alexandra Guarnaschelli shares her favorites, plus delicious ways to use them.
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Basil Pesto
Alex's serving suggestion: "I love this classic pesto spread on toast with mozzarella or ricotta cheese."

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

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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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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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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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