Say whattttttt?! Barbeque pesto?? YES. Forget traditional basil pesto, I have created a new kind of pesto.
Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love classic pesto, but I love barbeque sauce and the idea of creating a pesto/sauce out of homemade barbeque sauce sounded really good to me. Guess what…it is delicious and I’m sharing with you today a few different ways to use it. It is so versatile!
A little sweet, a little spicy, a little tang and totally delicious. BBQ sauce is one of my very favorite things in the whole universe. It just tastes good on anything.
Serve it as a dip for potato fries or even veggies. Spread it on toast and add some chopped avocado.
I especially love this idea….I filled some roasted poblano peppers with it. YUM.
Or, my husband’s favorite….as a pizza sauce! This pizza was soooo good!!! I actually made 2 pizzas, the other one was covered with green bell peppers, sliced poblano peppers and black olives. However, we ate it so fast, I didn’t get any photos.
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Homemade barbeque is not only easy and healthier than storebought, but it is incredibly fresh and delicious! I have repurposed barbeque sauce by creating a barbeque pesto that is incredibly versatile and can be used on almost anything your heart desires!
1. Add all of the ingredients, except the pinenuts, to a bowl and whisk really well until completely incorporated. Whisk for a minute or two, as it will thicken as you do this. Set aside.
2. Add the pinenuts to a food processor and pulse them to break them up into a coarse meal. Add the prepared barbecue sauce and blend until smooth. If you want it thinner, add a tiny bit more water. Serve any way you like.
To serve it in poblano peppers, I simply sliced poblano peppers, sprinkled on salt & pepper and roasted them at 400 degrees for 10 minutes, just to soften them some, but not totally char them.
For the potatoes, I cut several red potatoes into wedges, added salt & pepper and roasted them at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes until they were very golden brown. No oil needed!
You could also use it as a pizza sauce, spread it on toast, or thin it out with a little water and use it as a dressing!
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