Pesto Beyond Basil

Julia Bainbridge
Food Editor
Yahoo Food

Damn. You thought you had basil in your fridge, but you don’t. You thought you were going to make a meal out of that fusilli you picked up on the way home, but you won’t.

Or will you?

There’s a gang of mint crawling all up in your field/herb garden/deck/windowsill, and you’re going to use it. For pesto. We’ve told you once and we’ll tell you again: Pesto is not just for basil. Following are other herbs and veggies you can pulse with olive oil and toss with pasta or dollop on grilled meat.

You’re going to make that fusilli into dinner after all.