Homemade fresh red pesto

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Homemade fresh red pesto. Red pesto, often also called 'pesto rosso', has its origins in a particularly charming part of Italy, more specifically the western Sicilian province of Trapani. This variant is the Sicilian answer to the well-known green pesto that is often associated with the city of Genoa. Historically, Genoa sailors brought their famous green pesto with them on long sea voyages, eventually making the dish famous in several Italian regions.

Homemade fresh red pesto

This red pesto is not just a regional spread, it has been developed with love and pride by the locals and has a deeper meaning in Sicilian cuisine. The ingredients of red pesto are sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, freshly ground pepper, fine herbs, and often rich in olive oil and dried hard cheese, such as pecorino or parmesan. The use of the best local products has ensured that red pesto is now an officially recognized food.

Homemade fresh red pesto

Red pesto, as a symbol of Sicilian innovation and adaptability, reflects the cultural importance and culinary richness of Sicilian cuisine. The seasoning gives an authentic and robust dimension to Sicilian dishes. It is cherished and passed down from generation to generation as a culinary treasure that embodies the Sicilian sunlight and the spirit of its inhabitants.

The same applies to this pesto: if you have the time and inclination, make it with a mortar, but it also tastes great from the food processor!

Here you will find the complete recipe with all the ingredients you need. I hope you have fun preparing the dish below.

Red Pesto

The word pesto means "pounded". Traditionally, the ingredients were put in a mortar and crushed completely.

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Hallway: Side dish, Snack
Kitchen: European
Keyword: pesto
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Total time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 people
calories: 100kcal
Author: Francine
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  • 100 gram Sun dried tomatoes
  • 4 tablespoons white almonds
  • sea ​​salt
  • peper
  • 2 toes Garlic
  • 30 gram pecorino cheese
  • handful of basil leaves
  • olive oil

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  • This pesto comes from a completely different part of Italy: the western Sicilian province of Trapani. In fact, it is their answer to the green pesto that the sailors brought with them from Genoa. It is an officially recognized food.
  • The same applies to this pesto: if you have the time and inclination, make it with a mortar, but it also tastes great from the food processor!
  • Place all ingredients in the food processor and blend until smooth. For me, using a good olive oil is really the most important. This one can give so much extra flavor to your pesto! Put the pesto in a jar and pour some olive oil on it. You can keep the pesto in your fridge for up to a week.
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