The Pesto Cookbook: 116 Recipes for Creative Herb Combinations and Dishes Bursting with Flavor by Olwen Woodier, EPUB Download 1612127657

April 18, 2018

The Pesto Cookbook: 116 Recipes for Creative Herb Combinations and Dishes Bursting with Flavor

The classic pesto mixture of basil, garlic, olive oil, nuts, and Parmesan cheese is a popular favorite, but why stop at basil? Unlock the full potential of pesto by introducing into the mix other delicious herbs, including rosemary, mint, parsley, thyme, tarragon, and cilantro. This diverse collection of recipes for fresh pestos, pastes, and purées takes inspiration from cultures beyond Italy, with international delights such as Moroccan Chermoula, Brazilian Tempero Purée, and Peanut-Cilantro Pesto. In addition to 49 pesto recipes, 67 creative recipes for cooking with pesto show off how versatile these simple sauces can be.


“Full of fun and relaxed — yet inspired — recipes, this book is a must have for pros and home cooks alike!” — Rich Rosendale, certified master chef, co-host of CBS’s Recipe Rehab, and co-owner of Roots 657 in Leesburg, VA

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From the Back Cover

Go Beyond Basil! Liven up any dish with a versatile array of pestos, pastes, and purées showcasing fragrant herbs and timeless flavors from around the globe. From Parsley-Fennel Pistou and Ginger-Peanut Pesto to Tomatillo-Sunflower Salsa Verde and Sweet Pepper, Almond, and Chive Romanesco, learn how to create more than 30 simple and delicious puréed sauces using just a few fresh ingredients. An additional 75 recipes encourage you to incorporate pestos into every meal of the day – even dessert!

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I love pesto and before this cookbook, I never realized there were so many different ways to make pesto. This book has amazing recipes, not only pesto recipes but how to cook with them in soups, salads, pasta, meat, seafood, etc. There are also recipes for Herbed Oil Purees, Mayonnaises and Vinaigrettes. The Avocado Mayonnaise in a turkey sandwich…..delish! I’d only made pesto with what I thought was the traditional way but the Classic Genovese Pesto adds a little butter that helps keep the color bright! Who knew? The Tomatillo-Sunflower Salsa Verde is fantastic, and the Poblano and Fresh Oregano Puree is one I want to try next. I found the recipes to be fairly easy to make, especially the Flank Steak with Pesto and the Butterflied Pork Tenderloin, just to name a couple. Not only does this book have delicious recipes (there are still many yet to try), the photos are absolutely gorgeous. I received an advance digital ARC of The Pesto Cookbook via NetGalley but I ended up buying the paperback copy for my cookbook collection. If you enjoy cooking, I definitely recommend this cookbook!
I love pesto sauce and never realised that there were so many uses for it. Theses recipes are the best and have made me want to explore more and come up with some of my own. I loved the history behind pesto which made this more than another cookery book. My daughter and I love cilantro, and my husband hates it. For years we have made cilantro pesto, frozen it in ice cube trays, and add a cube to our mexican food without turning Jerry off of our favorite foods. I see I will have to start labeling my ziplock bags of green cubes in the freezer!


  • Title: The Pesto Cookbook: 116 Recipes for Creative Herb Combinations and Dishes Bursting with Flavor
  • Autor: Olwen Woodier
  • Publisher (Publication Date): Storey Publishing, LLC (April 17, 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: | 1612127657
  • ISBN-13: | 978-1612127651
  • Download File Format: EPUB, PDF

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