Traditional "Pesto alla Genovese" is one of the most popular Italian recipes: its unique blend of basil and mediterranean flavours needs no introduction, and is loved all over the world.
HOW TO USE IT
Try it on pasta of course, but also on grilled chicken, or better still, share your own recipe and let us know what you think!
WHY WE LOVE IT
The short version of it is that we love it because it was the best tasting pesto we sampled... and we love to tell the story of how surprised we were when we found it was vegan friendly!
The longer version tho, is almost as tasty as this wondrous jar, so here we go!
Setting: 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 many of our products!
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, and this allows to retain all their 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)
Vegan and Vegetarian friendly, Gluten and Dairy Free, Organic, grown and made in Liguria, Italy.
Genuine love and pride for their land and origins are trademarks of La Macina Ligure, starting from the name, to the local recipes they use and hand down through generations, down to the choice of using only locally grown ingredients.
Their mission is to bring a piece of Liguria to your home through the aromas and flavours of their organic products, and we believe they do an amazing job at that.