Here at Sacla’, we believe our Pesto is the perfect store-cupboard ingredient to make simple yet delicious meals. Our university placement student writes about her favourite Sacla’ Pesto recipes, and how it has transformed her food life.
“One of my first memories of university was being told about the huge amounts of Pesto Pasta I would eat over next 4 years. Now 3 years on there is no doubt about it, Pesto Pasta and students go together like…well…Pesto and pasta. It’s a life saver for students, but many don’t know the endless different ways it can be served, nor the variety of exciting Pesto flavours on offer from No.8 Fiery Chilli to No.11 Truffle. I thought I would share a few of my all-time favourite recipes that Sacla’ Pesto has livened up and made even tastier.
Pesto Scrambled Eggs
When I’m in need of a quick breakfast (running late for that early morning lecture), scrambled eggs on toast is my go-to meal. It’s so delicious, healthy and quick to make, but can get a little boring after a while.
Adding a spoonful of Sacla’ Pesto gives the eggs an extra burst of flavour with no extra effort. What is really great is that Sacla’ make 7 different flavours of Pesto, one for each day of the week! Breakfast will never be boring again and the Truffle Pesto is a really special treat.
Chicken, Pesto Rice and Spinach
After a hard morning’s work in the library and an even earlier morning gym session, the last thing I want for lunch is a bland sandwich or a dry meal warmed up in the microwave. This is where Sacla’ Pesto comes to the rescue. Such variety of flavours means a lunch of rice, chicken and vegetables prepped the night before, is always so tasty. It has transformed my tupperware lunch into a meal that is delicious and comforting.
P.s Fiery Chilli is my favourite flavour.
Jacket Potatoes with Pesto Cream Cheese
In my opinion, jacket potatoes are underrated. I love them because they are so easy to make, inexpensive and can be very versatile.
Pesto and cream cheese is my favourite combination as I like having a meat-free meal or lunch every so often.
All you have to do is bake the potatoes in the oven for around 45 minutes with a criss-cross on the top. Alternatively, cooking the potato in the microwave for 15 minutes is a great time saving option. When steaming hot, fill with cream cheese and Classic Basil Pesto. Serve with vegetables or salad. It’s a winner.
I can’t believe I only have one year left at university! The journey a student goes on is quite tremendous, especially in how your choice of food evolves. In Year 1 I was wolfing down Pesto Pasta before a night out and now I’m in my final year I’ve suddenly realised I prefer the finer things in life.
Either way, Pesto is always there at the heart of cooking. Having friends over on a Friday night to enjoy a glass of wine and a beautiful dinner is what this Parma Ham Pesto Chicken recipe is made for. Completely tasty, inexpensive, not too fancy (but fancy enough) and easy to prepare. Final years – eat your heart out.”