Pesto is an Italian spicy fresh herb paste. The classic green pesto alla genovese consists of olive oil and basil, salt, roasted pine nuts and pecorino. Pesto means "crushed" in Italian. Pesto can also be prepared with fresh wild garlic or rocket salad, garlic, sunflower seeds and fresh Parmesan cheese. There is also a red version of the pesto, the so-called Pesto rosso. It is made from dried tomatoes and peperoncini, salt and olive oil. It is worth making your own pesto, as the taste of purchased pesto has hardly anything to do with fresh pesto. If you have tried fresh pesto once, you will hardly want to use bought pesto. Pesto can be prepared quickly and easily, even in large quantities. If pesto is filled into cooked jars with screw caps and the pesto is repeatedly covered with fresh olive oil after removal, it will remain in the refrigerator for about 2 months. Pesto can be mixed with spaghetti, baked into bread, used to season dips and salad dressings or minestrone, as well as spread on bread with fresh tomatoes.

All data per 100 g:
433 kcal
5 g
3 g
43 g

Recipes with Pesto

Antipasti Roulades alla Involtini
Antipasti Roulades alla Involtini Antipasti Rouladen alla Involtini become tender and juicy by stewing in spicy tomato sauce. Boil the aubergine in boiling water for 10 minutes until it swells. ...
Asparagus noodle casserole with ham
Asparagus noodle casserole with ham For the asparagus pasta casserole with ham first boil Penne. Preheat baking oven to 225° C. ...
Aubergines Mozzarella Antipasti
Aubergines Mozzarella Antipasti Aubergine Mozzarella Antipasti can be served warm as a small starter with fresh ciabatta. Preheat oven to 180° C circulating air. ...
Bear's Garlic Noodle Casserole
Bear's Garlic Noodle Casserole For the bear's garlic noodle casserole first cook spelt mussels noodles. Preheat baking oven to 220° C. ...
Chicken Pesto Cheese Toast
Chicken Pesto Cheese Toast is prepared in contact grill. For the chicken pesto cheese toast first fry chicken schnitzel in 2 teaspoons of oil vigorously. ...
Chicken Tomatoes Mozzarella Pizza
Chicken Tomatoes Mozzarella Pizza can be prepared quickly and easily with ready pizza dough from the refrigerated shelf. Preheat the oven to 200° and line a baking tray with baking paper. ...
Cold courgette soup
Cold courgette soup is refined with pesto and yoghurt. For the cold zucchini soup, dice a zucchini, peeled potatoes and onions and pour into a pot. ...
Eggs Pancakes with fried sausage
Eggs Pancakes with fried sausage Eggs pancake with fried sausage is a simple and inexpensive food. Mix flour and milk. ...
Farmers bread with chicken breast
Farmers bread with chicken breast is a small snack that can be served very well as dinner. Rinse chicken breast and dry well. ...

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