Arrabiata and Alfredo are two of the most popular choices of sauces to make pasta, and for obvious reasons. You can never get bored of their creamy, cheesy flavour mixed with the goodness of pasta. It’s 2021 and just like everything else, there are tons of pasta variations. Some good and some really good.
Pesto pasta falls in the category of the latter. Made from basil, olive oil, pine nuts and parmesan cheese, this is a pasta you can count on for comfort food. Luscious and creamy, it fills you right up leaving you feeling beyond satiated. Here we share a pesto pasta recipe with chicken that you can easily make with a handful of ingredients from your kitchen. Check it out!
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What Is Pesto Sauce?
All things Pasta originate from Italy and so does pesto sauce. The literal meaning of ‘Pesto’ in Italian is ‘to crush’. Which makes sense as all the ingredients that go into pesto sauce are crushed together to make a bright green sauce.
Can Pesto Sauce Be Used In Dishes Other Than Pasta?
The exciting thing about pesto sauce is that you can use it not just in your pesto pasta, but also in sandwiches or as a dip. Though it tastes incredible with pasta, a great many pizzas have out done themselves with a little of pesto sauce. Salads also get quite the zing with the addition of pesto sauce. Pesto can be had as is for a fresh, nutty flavour or made creamy depending on your mood.
How To Store Pesto Sauce & How Long Does It Last?
Pesto lasts for about a week when stored in an airtight container. Always remember to refrigerate. Here’s a pro tip: Retain that gorgeous green color of your pesto sauce by adding a layer of olive oil on top of it. This will help prevent it from turning brown in your air-tight container. But since it’s so easy to make pesto sauce, you can whip up a fresh batch when you feel like it!
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