Pesto sauce, original recipe and ingredients


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.

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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.

Capellets stuffed with ham with pesto sauce
Capellets stuffed with ham with pesto sauce

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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Pesto sauce

We have prepared a recipe for a traditional pesto sauce, in a mortar, with ingredients that we bought in the supermarket, which in my opinion, with the exception of Grana Padano cheese, does not come from Italy. The result is a creamy pesto that we will soon realize.

Pesto sauce

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Time to prepare 10 minutes

Instructions

  1. Put the pine nuts in a mortar (they can be pre-baked in a pan), with a few grains of coarse sea salt, basil leaves and garlic.

    Put the pine nuts in a mortar (they can be pre-baked in a pan), with a few grains of coarse sea salt, basil leaves and garlic.
  2. Crush and add olive oil, stir.

  3. Add the grated cheese, in our case Grana Padano, and crush the whole again.

    Add the grated cheese, in our case Grana Padano, and crush the whole again.
  4. We try the salty point and we will have our Pesto sauce ready to use, for example, with a little cooked spaghetti.



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