In this section we find in addition to lupins, green and black olives in bags also spices, herbs and vegetables of first quality useful for enhancing Mediterranean cuisine: dried chilli and oregano, capers in salt, caper fruits , marinated garlic, dried tomatoes and pesto with PDO Genoese basil.
The origins of pesto with basil alla genovese seem to date back to the Middle Ages, in fact there was a sauce that can be considered an important ancestor in the diet of the Ligurians, but recipes of real pesto date back only to the nineteenth century. Pesto was already a sauce for pasta.
Pesto has reached a great diffusion in the world thanks to the merchant ships and the passengers who sailed from the port of Genoa to the most diverse destinations.
Although much importance was given to garlic in the ancient recipe, today's pesto is more balanced, with a marked presence of the delicious Ligurian basil. Today, as then, pesto is an exquisite condiment for pasta dishes but it can also be spread on canapés and bruschetta. Furthermore, due to its particular qualities, it has a protected designation of origin.
Instead, we recommend using spices and aromas Madama Oliva to enhance the dishes of Mediterranean cuisine including dried chilli and oregano while to highlight and characterize the main courses of meat, fish or pizza we recommend using salt capers, caper fruit or marinated garlic.