After a long time today I’ll be all about sauce or condiments. To be precise it’s not exactly condiment; even more, it’s Pesto. Pesto is a kind of special sauce from Italy. This Italian pesto is originated in Genoa in northern Italy. Traditionally pesto consists of fresh leaves (like basil), crushed garlic, pine nuts and all are blended with parmesan cheese and olive oil. Pesto is used as any regular sauce like in spaghetti or as condiments with your fries.
Pesto is a versatile item with various versions. Sometimes mint leaves are mixed with the basil; sometimes almonds or walnuts are used instead of pine nuts; sometimes cheese becomes optional even. In fact pesto can be red colored too. This red pesto contains either sun dried tomato or grilled red pepper. Even sometimes only nuts are crushed and blended with olive oil to produce a pesto.