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Combine 1-2 tablespoons of Villa’s pesto with equal amount water, a squeeze of lemon; with Villa’s Lemon sauce, thin with a little water, add your favourite grated cheese(optional); toss to lightly coat your favourite mixed green salad; for a bean salad, drain and rinse a can of cannellini beans/chick peas, finely chopped green onion and peppers; add smoked salmon, chopped boiled egg or tuna for some protein
slice tomatoes lengthwise, scoop out seeds and pulp, combine some of the pulp with Villa’s pesto or lemon sauce, add a little bread crumb, top with grated cheese and bake till warm and gooey good,
Pick coarse side of cheese grater, grate potatoes into cold water, drain then rinse, pat dry on paper towels; add softened Villa’s pesto or lemon sauce to taste, 1 beaten egg then stir to combine; spoon small mounds into oiled pan on med-high heat, cook till crisp then flip- a great breakfast alternative to pancakes!
Drizzle Villa’s basil pesto over top sliced heirloom tomatoes and fresh mozzarella
Chicken, Fish, Seafood, Steak, Pork, Lamb cut a ‘tic tac toe’ pattern all over which will help hold the sauce in; allow 1 tablespoon Villa’s pesto or lemon sauce per serving and smear into cuts; place on bbq grill or in preheated 450’ oven; for seafood, pan sear scallops in Villa’s lemon then de-glaze with a splash of wine, serve over rice or pasta with freshly chopped tomatoes
Fold Villa’s pesto into warm mashed potatoes
Roasted parboil in salted water cubed peeled(or not) potatoes till fork tender; lightly toss to coat in Villa’s pesto or lemon sauce then place in grill basket on bbq or in preheated 450’ oven till golden and crispy.
Coarsely chop 1 can of pitted black Spanish olives that have been drained; add Villa’s lemon sauce to taste (about 1 tbsp) then freshly chopped parsley-a great topping for bruschetta or grilled meats or fish.
Sure you can just dive into Villa’s pesto as is, just as delicious (and healthy), add Villa’s to Greek yogurt for the perfect veggie dip or as a refreshing accompaniment to spicy dishes
With a potato peeler, slice ribbons of zucchini, combine with thin slices of peppers, asparagus, eggplant; toss to lightly coat in dressing; place in sheet pan of preheated 450* oven or on grill.
Parboil cubed potatoes (as above), drain then lightly toss to coat in your favourite Villa’s pesto or lemon sauce; add chopped capers, black olives and parsley for a Parisian twist
Scalloped shave slices of potato with peeler, blanch for 1 minute in salted water then lightly toss to coat in Villa’s pesto or lemon; spread onto foil, wrap and prick all over with fork, place on grill for 30 minutes or on sheet pan in preheated 450’ oven
Spread Villa’s pesto or lemon sauce(great with seafood pizza!) instead of tomato sauce; for bbq pizza , oil dough round, place on grill, flip, sauce then add toppings- close lid for 1 minute- delicious!
Adding just a teaspoon of Villa’s pesto or lemon instead of mayo brightens up flavors while reducing calories