A sauce used in Italian cuisine, typically made by blending olive oil, basil, garlic, pine nuts, and grated parmesan cheese; it is served hot or cold over pasta, meat, or fish. Where pine nuts are expensive, sunflower seeds are sometimes substituted.
A green Italian sauce for pasta traditionally made with fresh basil, olive oil, garlic, pine nuts and Romano and Parmesan cheeses. The sauce can be stirred into freshly cooked pasta, spooned on to thick soups, toasted on bread or added to mayonnaise and salad dressings. Red pesto contains grilled red pepper or pimiento. Also used to describe many variations including different nut based pestos, different herb based pestos, sun-dried tomato pesto, and black olive pesto
If you have used this before youâ€™ll know that itâ€™s a taste of Italian sunshine. Itâ€™s a sauce made from fresh basil, pine nuts and Parmesan cheese â€“ and there are also several very good vegan versions in jars available from â€¦: look out for Zest, Suma Organic Green Pesto and MotherHemp brands. DO TESCO etc do it? If you canâ€™t buy it, itâ€™s wonderfully easy to make