Pestos with Panache

December 1, 2009 at 5:39 pm , by

tartsAs delicious as traditional pesto is on just about everything from appetizers, sandwiches, pastas, and pizzas – sometimes experimenting with flavors will make you appreciate it in a whole new way. Pestos with Panache by Lauren does just this – Lauren’s creations come in 6 different flavors: Fabulous Fig & Gorgonzola , Decadent Dark Chocolate & Ancho Chile, Pumpkin Chipotle, Proscuitto and Smoked Almond, Succulent Strawberry, and Bangin’ Blueberry. My favorites would have to be either the Fig & Gorgonzola or Blueberry, but thBanging_Blueberry_Labeley all have their own unique appeal. Now that the holiday season is in full swing and you’re sure to be thinking about party appetizers and snacks, try a couple of these flavors in place of traditional pesto for a fun alternative that will throw your guests off a bit. Just last weekend, I made appetizer tartlets by baking flaky dough in mini muffin cups and filling them with tomatoes mixed with the blueberry pesto, and topped with goat cheese. While it would’ve been a hit snack anyway, I think the blueberry pesto added an unexpected hint of sweetness that everyone loved – the entire tray disappeared in minutes! Get your own Pestos with Panache here.

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