The Sicilian Pesto is a delicious sauce that is the result of a traditional recipe belonging to Southern Italy, also known as Mediterranean Pesto is universally recognized as the best known and valid variant of the Genovese Pesto prepared with the typical products of the wonderful Sicily: coppery tomatoes, Ricotta, Pine nuts and Basil that together form a sauce with a typically Mediterranean and summer flavor!
As with all regional versions, different variations exist in every family and every city. Among the most famous are certainly the Trapanese Pesto in which Almonds are used instead of Pine Nuts and a version in which Dried Tomatoes are used instead of Fresh Coppery or, again in place of Pine Nuts, Pistachios from Bronte are used.
The Sicilian Pesto is an excellent condiment for Pasta but that also lends itself well to be used to stuff Focacce, Bread or spread on tasty Bruschetta.
Thanks to the presence of Ricotta, Sicilian-style Pesto will allow you to obtain a Creamy Paste with a delicate taste that will win over your guests. Since this is a preparation that is done totally raw, it is also very fast, and therefore perfect to be prepared during the cooking time of the pasta and also excellent condiment for Cold Pastas during hot summer days.
If you are looking for other versions of the classic Pesto don’t miss the Sicilian-style Fennel Pesto or the more wintery Black Cabbage Pesto.