Pesto alla Siciliana

    Fresh pesto made in a mortar and pestle and mixed with cherry tomatoes and ricotta cheese is an authentic recipe from Sicily, Italy.


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 4 

    • 25g grated Parmesan cheese
    • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    • 45g fresh basil leaves, stems removed
    • 3 tablespoons pine nuts
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 300g cherry tomatoes, seeded and diced
    • 125g ricotta cheese
    • salt and ground black pepper to taste

    Method
    Prep:20min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Combine Parmesan cheese, olive oil, basil leaves, pine nuts and garlic in a mortar. Crush with a pestle until pesto is finely ground, but not too smooth.
    2. Mix pesto, cherry tomatoes and ricotta cheese together in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper.

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