Basil Pesto

We’ve stayed true to our classic pesto recipe, but its applications continue to surprise and inspire us. Use our basil pesto to jazz up pizza, burgers, sandwiches, toast, soups and, of course, pasta.

Crostini Platter

Catering platters come together easily with deli meats, fresh ricotta, crispy crostini and an assortment of pesto spreads. Shown here is our vibrant Roasted Bell Pepper Pesto & our traditional Basil Pesto.

Grilled Sea Scallops

Use Armanino Basil Pesto the next time you ‘plate’ grill sea scallops with grilled red onion and lemon.

Grilled Chicken Caprese Sandwich

Spread a creamy Basil Pesto aioli on lightly toasted ciabatta bread and top with lettuce, grilled chicken, tomatoes, slices of fresh mozzarella cheese.

Tomato Soup

Finish tomato soup with croutons and drizzle of Basil pesto. We think tomatoes and Basil Pesto go together like peas and carrots!

Veggie Quiche

Give your veggie quiche a flavor boost with a drizzle of Basil Pesto.

Falafel Bowl

On a bed of spinach dressed with oil and vinegar, add falafel patties, roasted cherry tomatoes, sliced cucumbers, Basil Pesto marinated feta cheese, Kalamata olives, spinach and a dollup hummus.

Grilled Baby Yukon Gold Potato Salad

Combine grilled baby Yukon gold and asparagus with wilted greens and dress with a drizzle of Basil Pesto.

Prosciutto Crostini with Basil Pesto

Spread fresh whole milk ricotta over crostini and add Basil Pesto and prosciutto on top.

Marinated Heirloom Tomato & Goat Cheese Sandwich

Marinate heirloom tomatoes in EVOO and Basil Pesto. Toast slices of sourdough and top with goat cheese, lettuce and tomatoes for a delicious vegetarian sandwich.

Antipasto Salad

Assemble an antipasto salad with salami, marinated artichokes, roasted red peppers, heirloom tomatoes, pepperoncini peppers, slices of red onion, fresh basil and mozzarella cheese, with an EVOO and vinegar dressing. Finish with a drizzle of Basil Pesto.

Margherita Pizza ‘Oneupmanship’

For a blast of fresh pesto flavor, add a drizzle of Armanino Basil Pesto to your pizza when it comes out of the oven.

Fried Gnocchi

Fry Gnocchi until crisp and add a dollop of fresh whole milk ricotta, EVOO and a drizzle of Armanino Basil Pesto.

Burrata Burger

Grill the perfect burger patty and top with burrata, slices of heirloom tomatos, arugula. Slather a mixture of Basil Pesto and mayonnaise on a ciabatta bun.

Crunchy Creamy Pesto, Pasta & Pea Salad

Prepare Cavatappi pasta al dente and cool. Add fresh peas, water chestnuts and baby spinach to the pasta. Stir in half mayonnaise and half Basil Pesto for a creamy pasta salad.

Breakfast Piadina with Basil Pesto

Try this traditional Italian flatbread dish. Make a 1 egg omelet to start and put into a warm flatbread or tortilla and top with fresh spinach, fresh mozzarella, roasted tomatoes and finish with Basil Pesto.

Loaded Deli Sandwich

We load up our deli sandwiches with turkey breast, soppressata, prosciutto, goat cheese, heirloom tomatoes, red onion, lettuce, mayo and Basil Pesto for a fresh and satisfying sandwich.

Chicken Margherita

Who says Margherita style is only for pizza? Try this version with tender chicken breast topped with melted mozzarella, sauteed heirloom baby tomatoes, and finish with Armanino Basil Pesto.

Fried Egg Veggie Sandwich

Toast 2 slices of sourdough bread, spread each side with Basil Pesto, mash on 1/4 of a ripe avocado, add lightly sauteed kale, red onions, yellow tomato slices, fresh mozzarella, and 2 fried eggs.

Meatball Sub Sandwich

Fill a sub roll with meatballs and top with marinara and sliced provolone. Bake until hot and the provolone cheese is melted. Finish with a drizzle of Basil Pesto.

Puff Pastry Wrapped Brie

Place brie wheel on rolled-out puff pastry, and top brie with Armanino Basil Pesto. Wrap brie with puff pastry and bake till golden and soft. Top with a drizzle of Basil Pesto.

Roasted Turkey Wrap with Basil Pesto

Spread Armanino Basil Pesto on your favorite tortilla and wrap roast turkey, roasted butternut squash, Napa cabbage, almonds, dried cherries and goat cheese.

Mediterranean Bowl with Basil Pesto

Toss baby romaine lettuces, balsamic vinaigrette, crispy Persian cucumbers, roasted tomatoes, fresh mozzarella balls, Nicoise olives, salami, grilled chicken breast and orzo pasta with Armanino Basil Pesto. Finish with a final drizzle of Armanino Basil Pesto.

Rigatoni with Fresh Ricotta & Basil Pesto

Combine cooked rigatoni, Armanino Basil Pesto and sauteed baby tomatoes. Take it up a notch with a drizzle of EVOO and a dollop of fresh ricotta.

Roasted Veggie Salad with Basil Pesto Drizzle

Roast veggies, such as beets, parsnips, carrots and tomatoes, and toss with a little sea salt and olive oil in the oven until tender. Serve roasted veggies over baby greens tossed with salt, EVOO and balsamic vinegar, then finish with shavings of parmesan and Armanino Basil Pesto.

More Inspiration

Build your dishes with Armanino’s selection of fine global sauces. Get started with some of our favorite ideas here, organized by product and recipe category.