If you're in search of a quick flavor fix, turn to pestos as they're full of bold, concentrated flavors. Pesto alla Genovese  — basil, pine nuts, garlic, parmesan, and olive oil — is typically the first ingredient combination that comes to mind, but really, the ground nut-and-herb mixture just brings endless color to all manner of dishes. Here are a smattering of recipes loaded with all kinds of pesto.
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Lamb Chops With Mint-Pistachio Pesto
Lamb chops with mint-pistachio pesto  are a perfect way to wave goodbye to the Spring season.
Beet and Goat Cheese Pizza With Arugula Pesto
Arugula, rather than basil, makes for a tart pesto that balances out the sweetness from the beet and goat cheese pizza .
Mashed Potatoes With Basil Pesto
The Parmesan and basil flavor of pesto mixes perfectly with mashed potatoes .
Zucchini Pesto Crostini
Zucchini pesto crostini  make great vegetarian appetizers that are simple yet full of complex flavors.
Pasta With Morel Shallot Pesto
You wouldn't think to turn morel mushrooms into a pesto , but processing them with shallots, garlic, thyme, and pine nuts transforms it into an earthy sauce for pasta.
Chèvre Macaroni and Cheese With Pesto
Pesto brings a zesty contrast to an otherwise incredibly rich macaroni and cheese recipe .
Salmon With Spinach and Sunflower Pesto
This fast and easy salmon meal  is perfect for weeknight dinners. It's topped with a nutty spinach-sunflower pesto.
Mediterranean Layered Dip
8-layer dip  doesn't have to be Mexican in theme. This Mediterranean dip features hummus, pesto, and plenty of vegetables.