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The European Union funded campaign Flavor Your Life, which is dedicated to providing the latest in olive oil news, shares two springtime pesto recipes that can be prepared with Tuscan olive oil

Bohemia, NY / myprgenie.com / ACCESSWIRE / April 27, 2014 / Flavor Your Life, a European Union funded campaign that is dedicated to providing the latest in olive oil news, shares two different pesto recipes prepared with Tuscan olive oil. These two sauces can be used harmoniously with pastas, bread, salads, chicken, and more. They can add a light, earthy taste to any dish and instantly transform it into a springtime treat.

Pesto Genovese

Ingredients needed include:

6 bunches of basil
2 cloves of garlic
¼ cup of pine nuts
¼ cup of grated Parmesan cheese
1-2 tablespoons of grated pecorino cheese (or parmesan cheese if preferred)
Salt
1 cup of Tuscan olive oil

First, place the basil, garlic, pine nuts, and salt in a blender and blend well. Pour contents into a bowl, add the cheese and oil, and mix together well until the sauce becomes creamy. Serve over any prepared dish.

Pesto Trapanese

Ingredients needed include:

2 cups of ripe red tomatoes
5 cloves of garlic
¼ cup of toasted and salted almonds
10 basil leaves
¼ cup of Tuscan olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

First, crush and finely chop the almonds together with the garlic and basil. Coarsely chop the tomatoes and add to the mixture. Add salt, pepper and Tuscan olive oil. Prepare pasta, al dente, add the seasoning, and serve hot. Garnish with pecorino or Parmesan cheese. This sauce can be used on other dishes as well. However, it is traditionally used with pasta.

The Flavor Your Life campaign supported by the European Union, Unaprol and the Italian Ministry of Agriculture, is dedicated to providing the latest in industry news and health information about European extra virgin olive oil. Extra virgin olive oil enhances the flavors of your recipes while providing health benefits. The Flavor Your Life campaign, the voice of olive oil production quality control, aims to educate consumers so they can make informed decisions when purchasing olive oil.

Contact: Scott Darrohn, Takara@fishbat.com, 855-347-4228  

 

SOURCE: Flavor Your Life 

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