What is pesto?
Pesto is an Italian sauce. Pesto alla Genovese, originated in Genoa, the capital city of Liguria, in Italy. The name ‘Pesto’ derives from the Italian verb, pestare, meaning to crush or grind. The key ingredient of Classic Italian Pesto is basil which is crushed into a delicious sauce with garlic, Olive Oil, grated hard cheese and pine nuts. Pesto is simple to make and ready made in jars it’s a convenient family favourite – great with pasta and in many more Italian recipes.