Granda Organic Basil Pesto Ala Genovese-500g
This traditional basil "Pesto alla Genovese" by La Macina Ligure is one of the most popular products in our shop: its unique blend of basil and mediterranean flavours needs no introduction, but the best part is that it is dairy and gluten free without losing any ounce of flavour .
How to use it :
Try it on pasta of course, but also on grilled chicken, grilled halloumi and vegetables, or better still, share your own recipe and let us know your thoughts !
WHY WE LOVE IT
The short version of it is that we love it because it was the best tasting pesto we sampled. The longer version though is almost as tasty as this wondrous jar, so here we go !
Imagine this: a traditional Italian long table with red and white runner and about ten friends blind tasting many of the products on this website... this is in fact how we choose most of the range .
When the time came to vote for the best pesto sauce on the table, we got a nearly unanimous response: it was the one labelled with number 6.
To our surprise, we later found that jar number 6 was in fact this very same one from La Macina Ligure .
As you may know, the original recipe of Pesto alla Genovese calls for parmesan or pecorino cheese, so at that point we couldn't resist... we had to call the producers and get their secret!
First and foremost, they do not pasteurise the ingredients: this allows to retain all the flavours. And then they add cashews: with their rich and creamy texture, cashews cover for the missing cheese that is normally used.
We were very impressed, and still are every time we open a new jar. Try it and so will you .
Extra virgin olive oil, cashews, basil, pine nuts, salt (allergens in bold)
Gluten and Dairy Free .