Nowadays, pesto is not only the Genoese version, undoubtedly an excellence, but every area or region is rich in delicacies and specialties, and that’s why every city or region has its own variation of pesto, with ingredients exclusively from the territory. Italy, the homeland of good food thanks to its excellent products, a peninsula located in the cradle of the Mediterranean, where it enjoys a mild climate that allows the cultivation of a wide variety of vegetables and products that grow all year round.
There are some products that are very representative of each region, for Puglia one above all is tomatoes, which occupy a large space in Italian cuisine. Since ancient times, our grandparents had the habit of preserving the products of the land, for winter supplies, and among these, tomatoes.
We all know a little about the beneficial properties of tomatoes. Other products that are being discovered to be very healthy but at the same time very tasty and intriguing in flavor, just to mention two, walnuts are properly a tonic for the nervous system and possess anti-anemic, antispasmodic, sedative, and anti-inflammatory properties.
The cardiac effect of walnuts depends on the balance of electrolytes and, above all, on their action on the muscular and elastic tone of the vessels that promote arterial circulation. And ginger, it’s no wonder that ginger is one of the most commonly used condiments in the world today, because in addition to its pleasant spicy taste, it is very versatile and rich in health benefits. The root of ginger, in fact, has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and contains therapeutic elements such as gingerol, shogaol, paradol, and zingerone.
Now imagine a combo made of sun-dried tomatoes, ginger, and walnuts. This combination gives an intriguing and decisive flavor, and that’s how the sun-dried tomato, ginger, and walnut pesto was born. This product was proposed to our company by a Salento-based business that offers tastes, scents, and flavors typical of Puglia and Salento, rediscovering traditional and genuine flavors and scents.
With the pesto of sun-dried tomatoes with ginger and walnuts, it is impossible not to be overwhelmed by this union of sun-dried tomatoes under the Salento sun, ginger, walnuts, extra-virgin olive oil, garlic, mint, chili pepper, parsley, and salt.
A first course, a bruschetta with the addition of this pesto will have a strong imprint of ancient traditional flavors. This surprising pesto, combined with handmade pasta, is a real treat, delighting guests even with a traditional appetizer with bruschetta.