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A sauce consisting of usually fresh basil, garlic, pine nuts, olive oil, and grated cheese.
Common clues: Basil-based sauce; Green sauce; Linguine topper; Sauce made with basil; Trattoria topping; Marinara alternative
Crossword puzzle frequency: 2 times a year
Frequency in English language: 45820 / 86800
How to make pesto

"Fettuccine di Pesto alla genovese"

Pesto (from Italian "to crush") is an Italian sauce that originates in the Liguria region of Northern Italy, specifically in the city of Genoa (pesto alla genovese), although at least one other well-known variant exists: pesto alla siciliana, a sauce from Sicily that replaces the basil of Genovese pesto with tomato. Pesto has been known, in various forms, since Roman times, and probably was imported from North Africa. Pesto, usually sold in small jars, is commonly available in stores in green (original) or red (with sun-dried tomatoes or red bell peppers) varieties, produced by major manufacturers or under a 'generic' brand.

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