Is it a classic basil pesto? A salsa? A plane?! NO! It’s Pesto Alla Trapanese! Though tomatoes in pesto may sound crazy, Pesto Alla Trapanese is Sicily’s answer to Liguria’s more famous basil-rich pesto sauce. The two pestos have quite a lot in common, as both are full of fresh basil, nuts, garlic, olive oil, and parmesan cheese. However, where Ligurian pesto uses pine nuts, Sicily’s one uses almonds, then also adds juicy tomatoes on top of that for a uniquely delicious pesto. It’s served with Handmade Busiate pasta that is perfect for catching all the little bits of pesto!
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