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Pesto, Please! Our Favorite Summer Pesto Recipes

July 2, 2021

Pesto Sauces and Dips

Pesto makes a great base for sauces and dips. Summertime barbeques are known for their scrumptious snacks. These pesto filled recipes make the perfect pairing for our crispy tortilla chips!

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This fluffy Avocado Cilantro Pesto Creama dip pairs perfectly with our Thin and Crispy Tortilla Chips. A delicious combination of avocado, cilantro, pesto, and crema mexicana make a great appetizer or side dish. 

 If you are looking for an amazing dip for your next summer gathering, look no further. Our artichoke based pesto, Artichoke Pesto Dip, features a mouthwatering combination of bacon, artichokes, cashews, and parmigiano reggiano cheese. Serve with our Strips Tortilla Chips and it will be scooped up in no time!

Pesto Pizza

Pesto originated in Genoa, Italy and it makes a delicious pizza sauce. If you are looking for something to liven up pizza night, this may be just what you are looking for. 

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Six ingredients and ten minutes in the oven make this delicious dinner a snap. Featuring our Cauliflower Tortillas, this gluten free crust is thin and crispy. Chicken Pesto Tortilla Pizza features a yummy combination of chicken, red peppers, feta cheese, and pesto. 

Our Fresh Signature Mini Naan makes the best flatbread pizza! This Mini Naan Pesto Chicken Pizza recipe is a great one to throw on the grill for a summer BBQ. The combination of chicken, pesto, red onion, roasted red peppers, fresh basil, and mozzarella will bring happiness to your taste buds!


Top your tacos with pesto and everyone will ask for more! Pesto makes a wonderful flavor pop for all kinds of creative tacos. Check out our pesto taco recipes for some delectable new ideas.

Tacos for breakfast? Yes please! These pesto topped breakfast tacos are sure to be a hit with the whole family. Bacon and Egg Tacos with Pesto are a fun spin on a traditional bacon and egg breakfast. Featuring our Street Taco Flour Tortillas filled with bacon, eggs, potatoes, mushrooms, onions, sour cream, and pesto, they are the perfect protein packed start to any day!

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Our Organic Uncooked Corn Tortillas are a wonderful way to serve hot out of the oven taco shells. The simple, yet appetizing combination of shredded rotisserie chicken, pesto, ranch and mozzarella cheese make lunch or dinner a cinch! For littles who don’t like spicy tacos, Rotisserie Pesto Chicken Tacos may be the perfect alternative.

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A unique combination of cilantro, parmesan cheese, garlic, and pumpkin seeds make these Chicken Cilantro Pesto Tacos very tempting! Wrapped in a warm Organic Corn Tortilla, shredded chicken is flavored with tahini, olive oil, cilantro pesto and lemon juice and garnished with cabbage, kale and shredded carrots. You guests are sure to be impressed by these delightful tacos with a twist.

Pesto is so versatile, it can be used as a dip, pizza sauce, or taco topping with equally delicious results. Whether you are making breakfast or lunch or serving a crowd at a summertime gathering, pesto makes a statement! Traditional basil based pesto is just one variation with alternatives such as artichokes,cilantro, and avocado married with cashews, pumpkin seeds and pine nuts. Try a little pesto with your favorite Mission products, you won’t be disappointed!


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