Genoese Basil Pesto

Pesto di Basilico alla Genovese

Preparation info

  • Serves


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      15 min

Appears in

The Classic Pasta Cookbook

The Classic Pasta Cookbook

By Giuliano Hazan

Published 1993

  • About

The only way to have true Genoese pesto would be to go to the Liguria region of Italy where the tiny fragrant sweet basil the Italian Riviera is famous for can be found. Locally grown basil, although not quite the same, will produce a very nice pesto for those of us who may find it impractical to fly to the Riviera whenever we feel like having pesto.