Pesto sauce is an Italian recipe based on olive oil, basil, cheese, pine nuts and salt, which “marries” perfectly with many types of pasta, vegetable, meat and fish dishes.
Mediterranean cuisine is unique in terms of basic dressings and sauces. Thanks to the use of olive oil in almost all preparations, it is enough to simply mix some other ingredients to obtain a perfect dressing or accompaniment.
According to the traditional Italian cookbook, the ingredients are authentic Pesto sauce,, Genoese pesto, there are seven: Young basil leaves (if possible with For basil, an area of the Genoese region that made it possible for pesto made with it to have a protected designation of origin), extra virgin olive oil, pine nuts, Parmesan or Grana Padano cheese, pecorino cheese, garlic and sea salt.
Once mixed in the right proportions, the pesto can be made by hand, in a mortar or mechanically using a mixer or any food processor.
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