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What is Pesto?
Pesto is a bright green sauce that originated in Genoa, Italy. It is a combination of tree nuts, basil, garlic, olive oil, and Parmesan cheese. (Different varieties may contain different ingredients.) My favorite brand of pasta and sauces is Barilla. So naturally, I was excited to try Barilla’s Creamy Genovese Pesto!
Barilla Creamy Genovese Pesto
This creamy pesto contains high-quality ingredients like fragrant Italian basil and freshly grated Italian cheese for a delicious creamy texture that puts a twist on classic pesto sauce.
How to Use Barilla Creamy Genovese Pesto
Traditionally, pesto sauce is mixed with pasta, but I decided to be daring and try this new creamy pesto sauce in some different recipes!
I visited the Barilla website for some ideas for using Barilla Creamy Genovese Pesto! There were so many recipes that looked so delicious. I also saw these great ideas for using creamy pesto sauce:
- Stir into pasta and grains
- Spread onto sandwiches and toast
- Marinate meats and veggies
- Use as a dip
Two Recipes Ideas for Barilla Creamy Genovese Pesto
I tried this delicious sauce two different ways.
Mini Charcuterie Plate
First, I made a mini charcuterie plate that featured Barilla Creamy Genovese Pesto over softened cream cheese surrounded by cheddar cheese slices, crackers, olives, red peppers, and cornichons.
You can use your favorite crackers, cheese, and veggies to make a mini charcuterie that you and your family will enjoy.
Pesto Pasta Salad
The second recipe I tried was a pesto pasta salad. I tossed veggie noodles with Barilla Creamy Genovese Pesto and added red peppers, carrots, and Italian seasoning. You can add your veggies or top with chicken or fish to make an incredible dish for your family!
This pesto pasta salad would be a great side for my Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken Thighs
Both recipes were very easy and quite tasty! As I was tasting these two recipes, I thought of several different ways this pasta can be enjoyed! I can’t wait to try this sauce on a sandwich or as a marinade for chicken or fish.
Plus, there were several recipes on the Barilla website that I wanted to try as well.
My Overall Impression of this Product
This creamy pesto is perhaps the best jarred pesto sauce that I’ve ever tasted! You can use it right out of the jar to add to recipes and have dinner on the table in no time. The sauce is very flavorful and isn’t as oily as some varieties of jarred pesto.
The consistency was very creamy and the taste was so good! If you’re a pesto fan, you’ll love Barilla Creamy Genovese Pesto.
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