Pesto

Category: Cutting Terms
Submitter: Chef_Frank

Pesto


- [Italian] a delicious sauce used for pastas, grilled meats, and poultry. This is made of fresh basil, garlic, olive oil, and parmesan cheese. Some versions will also add parsley and walnuts or pine nuts. The ingredients are ground into a paste and moistened with the olive oil. Pesto is also used to describe similar sauces that contain other herbs or nuts.

Submitted on:  Sat, 12-Jun-2010, 14:19