I gave a workshop on vegan pesto for NW Veg recently and made suggestions for ways to use pesto various dishes, especially appetizers, side dishes, sandwiches, and main dishes. I shared my recipes for Gracious Vegan Basil Pesto and Gracious Vegan Kale Pesto as well as two others that I will post to the site soon. Here are my suggestions for using pesto in sandwiches and main dishes.
Spread pesto on bread as part of a sandwich (mix with mayo, optional)
Use pesto as sauce for pizza
Toss pesto with hot pasta
Toss pesto with zoodles (spiralized zucchini, lightly cooked in a skillet with a little oil or water)
Spread pesto on broiled tofu
Swirl pesto into soups (like minestrone, white bean, or potato)