How To Prepare Pesto

How To Prepare Pesto

How To Prepare Pesto. After the tomato pasta, is the pasta al pesto the second most used sauce in the world, each country has its variations and additions of ingredients. It represents the real Made in Italy.

Although when we say pesto, almost everyone thinks that we are talking about the classic Genoese sauce made with basil, Pine nuts, garlic, parmesan, pecorino, extra virgin olive oil and a pinch of salt, this is not always the case.

How To Prepare Pesto

Indeed, pesto is a technique, not a recipe. A marble mortar and a wooden pestle and… everything makes pesto. Vegetables, herbs, nights, ricotta, dried tomatoes and so on.

Those who do not have a mortar can use a modern blender, being careful not to let the ingredients overheat. Creamy and very quick to prepare, ready in 10 minutes.

How To Prepare Pesto

There are many variations, I will mention only a few:

Rocket pesto: Rocket salad, pecorino, nights, fresh ricotta and extra virgin olive oil.

Sicilian pesto: Tomatoes, ricotta, Pine nuts, basil and extra virgin olive oil.

Avocado pesto: is nothing more than a revisited version of guacamole, with cashews, mint, chili pepper.

Zucchini pesto, of beets, of black cabbage, of green beans, of spinach.

I often prepare one with the leftover vegetables that I find in the refrigerator.

How To Prepare Pesto

In our School pizzaioli joined our practical course to become a pizza chef, Mr. Leo from Argentina. In his area they prepare pesto but with a variation: In place of pine nuts impossible to find, they use nuts. Even so great.

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