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Four steps to a great pesto: 1. Use intensely flavored ingredients like fresh herbs, roasted nuts, and real parmesan cheese. 2. Never cook it. 3. Thin it with a bit of hot water (or pasta cooking water), if needed. 4. Don’t combine it with the pasta until you’re ready to eat.
And remember: pesto isn’t just for pasta. Try it on chicken, fish, or shrimp, mix it with whole grains, or use it to season salad dressings or jazz up vegetables.