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19 of Our Favorite Pestos—from Classic to Funky

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It is a truth universally acknowledged that, if one is in possession of some kind of green thing and some kind of nut, one can make some kind of pesto. Frothy carrot tops? Whiz them in the food processor with almonds. Transform your broccoli or your thyme windfall. Use up a bag of arugula on its last legs by blending it up with walnuts and olive oil and Parmesan. What you do with it then? It's up to you—but pasta (or toast, or eggs, or salad) is always a safe bet.

Here are 19 of our favorite pestos—from the classic (basil) to the funkier (chard stems):

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Simple Vegan Pesto
Simple Vegan Pesto
Penne with Creamed Greens and Pancetta
Penne with Creamed Greens and Pancetta
Mezzi Rigatoni with Broccoli Pesto and Smoked Mozzarella
Mezzi Rigatoni with Broccoli Pesto and Smoked Mozzarella
Mango Salad with Fennel Frond Pesto
Mango Salad with Fennel Frond Pesto
Pesto alla Genovese
Pesto alla Genovese
Portobello Sliders with Pepita Pesto
Portobello Sliders with Pepita Pesto
Garlic Scape Pesto
Garlic Scape Pesto
Soba with Parsley-Pea Pesto and Kale
Soba with Parsley-Pea Pesto and Kale
Kale Pesto Orecchiette
Kale Pesto Orecchiette
Farro & Fresh Mozzarella Salad with Arugula Walnut Pesto
Farro & Fresh Mozzarella Salad with Arugula Walnut Pesto
Grilled Bread with Thyme Pesto and Preserved Lemon Cream
Grilled Bread with Thyme Pesto and Preserved Lemon Cream
Swiss Chard Stalk Pesto with Pepitas
Swiss Chard Stalk Pesto with Pepitas
Garlic Mustard Pesto
Garlic Mustard Pesto
Artichokes with Parsley and Preserved Lemon Pesto
Artichokes with Parsley and Preserved Lemon Pesto
Mint-Pistachio Pesto
Mint-Pistachio Pesto
Roasted Carrots with Carrot Top Pesto and Burrata
Roasted Carrots with Carrot Top Pesto and Burrata
Cold-Weather Soupe au Pistou
Cold-Weather Soupe au Pistou
Gazpacho with Spring Pesto
Gazpacho with Spring Pesto
Scallion Pesto-Crusted Chicken
Scallion Pesto-Crusted Chicken

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