Enjoy the vibrant flavors of Sicily with this simple pesto alla Trapanese recipe. Pesto alla Trapanese is a flavorful twist on classic basil pesto and is made with fresh tomatoes, almonds, basil, garlic, and pecorino cheese.
- Cherry tomatoes - Blanched almonds - Fresh basil leaves - Garlic - Pecorino romano - Extra virgin olive oil - Mortar and pestle or food processor to make the pesto
Pesto alla Trapanese is super easy to make. It's a no-cook pasta sauce, only using a few simple ingredients. It's a great alternative to classic basil pesto.
Homemade pesto lasts in the fridge for up to a week if stored in an airtight container. Pour a thin layer of olive oil over the pesto before closing the container. This preserves freshness and prevents oxidation.
Trapanese pesto is traditionally served with Busiate pasta. Alternatively you could use Fusilli or Penne pasta.