Pesto alla Trapanese (Sicilian Pesto With Almonds and Tomatoes)

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik]

Pesto alla trapanese is Sicily’s answer to Liguria’s more famous basil-rich pesto sauce. They have a lot in common, as both are full of fresh basil, nuts, garlic, olive oil, and cheese. But where Ligurian pesto uses pine nuts, this one uses almonds, then adds juicy tomatoes on top of that. You can make this recipe the traditional way, with a mortar and pestle, for best results, or use a food processor for a sauce that’s less work and still excellent.

Published at Tue, 17 Jul 2018 10:25:54 +0000