Top Pick Of The Week

November 11, 2008

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Poached Egg

Pesto can enliven almost every dish (except sweet desserts, but try them with cheese). Here, Le Grand’s herbalicious Garden Pesto turns the same old poached egg into a gourmet delight. Healthy eaters can enjoy the egg, pesto, microgreens and stewed plum tomatoes. Revelers can rest a pancake and some bacon underneath. Photo by Brett Mulcahy | IST.

WHAT IT IS: A line of pestos and similar-style sauces and condiments.
WHY IT’S DIFFERENT: Made in small batches from very fresh ingredients, so they taste as if you made them at home.
WHY WE LOVE IT: The fab flavors, the thick consistency, the versatility.
WHERE TO BUY IT: At Whole Foods Markets nationwide and

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Suggested Uses & Recipe Ideas

The producers of Le Grand Pestos have lots of recipes on their website, But these sauces are so tasty and versatile that their uses are infinite. Here are some of our favorite ways to eat them:

As Spreads & Dips

  • On bruschetta, canapés, crackers, and
    hors d’oeuvres
  • As the base for a dip
  • On sandwiches

As Toppings Or Sauces

  • Atop salads, especially Caprese
  • Brushed on poultry, meat, or fish before
    or after cooking
  • As a sauce with cooked foods.
  • In soups
  • On pizza
  • With eggs

As An Ingredient

  • In dressings, dips, and marinades
  • Stirred into mayonnaise or soft cheeses
  • In tuna, chicken, pasta, potato and other
  • Mixed with pasta or rice
  • In muffins, scones, and other breads

Just squeeze and enjoy!

Caprese Salad

Make the standard Caprese salad (tomato, mozzarella and basil) swing with tapenade instead of the olive oil. Add some fresh basil if you wish. Photo by Alea | IST.

— Alissa Dicker

Le  Grand Pestos, Tapenades & Sauces

4 Nuts & Cheese Pesto, Garden Pesto, Lemon Confit & Pumpkin Aromatic Sauce, Mild Olive & Sun-Dried Tomato Tapenade, Spicy Olive & Sun-Dried Tomato Tapenade, Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

  • 5.5-Ounce Pouch
    Prices Higher At Some Retailers

Available at Whole Foods Markets nationwide.

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