Pesto alla genovese is a popular Italian pasta sauce now famous throughout the world. It originates from Genoa, the capital city of the region of Liguria in the north of Italy.
The sauce is made of garlic, pine nuts, fresh basil leaves, Parmigiano-Reggiano and pecorino cheeses and olive oil. This sauce is so tasty and can work well with all kind of pastas. There are different varieties of this sauce in other regions of Italy.
In Sicily you will find pesto rosso (red pesto) which is similar to pesto alla genovese but with the addition of tomato, almonds instead of pine nuts and much less basil.
If you don't want to make your own pesto at home try delicious pesto from Niasca Portofino, company that produce great Italian food products. Their pesto is made of basil grown on their own organic farm and other high-quality ingredients. We tasted this delicious pesto and we liked it very much.
If you would like to learn how to make perfect basil pesto this company offers pesto making lessons. They will greet you at their farm, tell you stories about their basil and reveal you the secrets of the technique of the pesto made with the mortar.
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