Ina Garten attending the Broadway Opening Night Performance of 'Cat On A Hot Tin Roof' at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City on 1/17/2013 (Photo by Walter McBride/Corbis via Getty Images)
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The Creamy Ingredient Ina Garten Always Uses For A Decadent Pesto Pasta
When Ina Garten makes pesto, she uses traditional ingredients like pine nuts, garlic, Parmesan cheese, olive oil, basil, walnuts, spinach, and one creamy condiment: mayonnaise.
Mayo’s ingredients (often consisting of oil, egg yolks, vinegar, and spices) are complementary to those used to make pesto, making for a smoother, creamier taste on your tongue.
If you want to add mayo to your pesto, start with just a couple of tablespoons and see how your taste buds feel. You can swap mayo for yogurt or cream cheese if you’re not a fan.