Italy’s Green Gold- Pesto

Pesto is a sauce that originated from Genoa, the capital city of Liguria, Italy. It goes back as far as the Roman age. Making pesto in ancient times was a labour of love, as the ingredients had to be pounded together into a paste using a mortar and pestle, indeed the word “pesto” comes from the verb, “pestare,” which means to pound. Its traditional ingredients are basil, pine nuts, and Parmesan cheese.

 

FreshMenu is celebrating the vibrant flavours of pesto. Come over and give time travel a try from the comfort of your home, and explore what this ancient sauce has to offer your taste buds with FreshMenu’s pesto-dressed dishes, chef crafted and flavourful.

 

Here are delicious renditions to the pesto sauce straight from FreshMenu’s kitchen that you’d enjoy.

 

Creamy Smoked Tomato Pesto Farfalle

A yummy tomato pesto and pasta, perfect for a delicious midweek meal. Farfalle pasta is tossed with olives, peppers, broccoli in a creamy smoked tomato basil sauce and topped with parmesan shavings. Served with parsley garlic bread, you’ll love every spoon of it.

 

Ramen Pesto

We've turned the ordinary ramen noodles into an excellent pesto dish.Soft noodles tossed with veggies and Asian pesto that's made with cilantro, nuts, galangal and kaffir lime. Accompanied with veggies in sour ginger sauce, this dish is super delicious.

 

Farfalle Cilantro Pesto Pasta

Feast on pasta that's made of fresh ingredients like baby corn, zucchini, black olives and farfalle tossed in refreshing Cilantro Pesto and Parmesan cheese. Served with a garlic bread, this is a true Italian delicacy.

 

Hawaiian Pesto Chicken Bowl

A refreshing Hawaiian Pesto bowl, that comes with marinated boneless chicken tossed in smoked paprika tomato sauce and peppers. Served on a bed of aromatic basil pineapple rice, this dish takes pesto to the next level.

 

The chefs at FreshMenu are constantly curating delicious dishes every day, rich and vibrant with many cuisines from all over the globe. Explore our massive range of authentic dishes with fresh ingredients, rich in flavour, sure to leave you wanting for more.