Fast Red Pesto Pasta –
The natural evolution of a classic dish!
Let’s talk less about the pasta and more about the pesto – after all that’s what makes this red pesto pasta special 🙂
Pesto has as interestingly long history – in various guises it can trace its roots back to the Ancient Roman age. The word pesto comes from the original Genoese pestâ, and it means to pound or crush. Technically speaking, anything can be called pesto if it’s ground or crushed, but pesto as we know it is certainly the tastiest. It was traditionally made in a mortar and pestle – hence the name (1).
Modern day pesto is believed to have come from an ancient Roman dish called moretum – a healthy mix of garlic, nuts, cheese, salt and oil. It was also made in a mortar and pestle (2).
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