Definition of pesto
: a sauce made especially of fresh basil, garlic, oil, pine nuts, and grated cheese
Examples of pesto in a Sentence
Top the bread with pesto.
Recent Examples of pesto from the Web
But now an Italian airport has decided to waive the [3.4 ounce] maximum limit - as long as the liquid is pesto.
Il pesto è buono’ (Pesto is good) scheme on 1 June.
The restaurant serves excellent Italian wines, and specialties like freshly made tagliatelle dressed in pesto and potatoes, and meatballs stuffed with polenta, mozzarella, and spicy tomato sauce.
Though tourists will naturally be thrilled at the prospect of bringing back an authentic jar of pesto home, so will locals from Liguria living abroad, who have reportedly been particularly appreciative of the new scheme.
Note: If adding to pasta, reserve some of the pasta water to thin pesto as needed.
The tenderloin demands a red, the pesto a crisp white.
Standards like chicken pesto, fresh ricotta and primavera have also made their way to V's.
Sure, a Vitamix can also do things that a food processor can do, like make pesto or ice cream.
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Origin and Etymology of pesto
Italian, from pesto, adjective, pounded, from pestare to pound, from Late Latin pistare, frequentative of Latin pinsere
First Known Use: 1937See Words from the same year
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Definition of pesto for English Language Learners
: an Italian sauce that is made especially of fresh basil, garlic, oil, and grated cheese
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