Who hasn’t heard of traditional pesto? A few carefully selected ingredients, such as Genoese P.D.O. basil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil and pine nuts, combined to create a creamy and flavorsome sauce using a simple technique from which it takes its name: pestare, or in English, pounding.
However, this condiment has also inspired the creation of other pestos prepared using the same process of pounding the ingredients into a uniform sauce. First and foremost, pistachio pesto.
Its creamy texture and slightly sweet flavor make it a popular ingredient, perfect for enriching and adding character or creaminess to many different dishes.
It is always a good idea to have a jar of pistachio pesto sauce ready for use in the pantry because it can be used to turn an anonymous dish into an unforgettable one in a matter of seconds.