What means pesto? It is a word used for many recipes, made with ingredients simply beaten in a mortar and blended. Nowadays a whisk is more useful, but many prefer to use the mortar, which allows to maintain better the original flavor of each ingredient. Pesto Genovese is the original traditional sauce recipe of Genoa, widespread in all the Liguria. It is a very easy recipe, made with basil, pine seeds and pecorino cheese, perfumed and suitable as sauce for many cold dishes, first courses as trofie, testaroli and also spaghetti. In this table you can find both pesto pasta recipes and other recipes with pesto sauce.