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.