Sicilian pesto

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Pesto alla siciliana

This Sicilian pesto recipe is a nice alternative to the popular classic pesto alla genovese. The delicious taste of the fruity tomatoes complements here perfectly with the fresh basil. The special feature of this pesto is the preparation with creamy ricotta. This recipe is very easy and can be prepared in no time. Let’s go…

4.51 from 113 ratings
A delicious pesto made from fresh tomatoes and basil – simply heavenly!
Difficulty: easy
Cost: medium
Calories: 608kcal
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Difficulty: easy
Cost: medium
Calories: 608kcal
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 15 minutes

Ingredients list



  • Wash the tomatoes and cut them in half. Remove the seeds and liquid from the half tomatoes with a spoon. Wash and dry the basil.
  • Now add the tomato halves, basil, pine nuts, ricotta, parmesan and the peeled garlic clove to the bowl of the hand blender.
  • Add a little olive oil and mix gently on low speed with the hand blender. Gradually add the remaining olive oil until the pesto has a nice creamy consistency.
  • Now just season with salt and pepper and the delicious pesto can be used!
    Buon appetito!
pesto alla siciliana


If you put the pesto in a small jar and seal it with a layer of olive oil, it will keep for up to 2 days in the refrigerator.
Calories: 608kcal (30%)Carbohydrates: 6.5g (2%)Protein: 7.7g (15%)Fat: 60.7g (93%)

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