Friday Night Dinner Ideas {with pesto}4

Posted on August 10, 2012 by ChristieDinner Ideas

Last week I started a new weekly feature called Friday Night Dinner Ideas.

I’ve been thinking about it all week. About how to make it even better than a bunch of random meal links. And I came up with a solution – add a theme! Isn’t a theme a fantastic fix for so many things in life?

This week it’s pesto. There’s a few ideas from me and some from my blogging friends. Feel free to play along by leaving your pesto-themed meal links in the comments!

Idea #1 above: Roasted beetroot with vegan coriander pesto. This is lovely served on top of roasted Portobello mushrooms or as a side to grilled chicken or fish.

Idea #2: Pepper crust beef fillets with pesto veggie skewers. Get hubby to fire up the BBQ while you throw together these easy skewers. Team work!

Idea #3: Asparagus and edamame soup with rocket pesto from the fabulous blog: My Darling Lemon Thyme. If you have not checked out Emma’s gorgeous and healthy recipes, then today is the day!

Idea #4: Spaghetti Al Pesto from the wonderfully creative and talented Sneh at Cook Republic. Bonus recipe: If you are looking for a quick dip to rustle up with drinks before dinner then you must try her peanut and yoghurt pesto – it is absolutely divine!

Have a great weekend guys!

Christie x
  • I never realised how easy it was to make pesto, and how much better it tastes! :)

  • Sometimes I think that I could put pesto everywhere, I can never get tired of it!


  • Pesto really is so versatile – I never thought of smearing it on steak though…great idea!

  • Pesto is so versatile- and yummy too! :)

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