pesto means: Italian sauce is a wonderful choice for pasta, chicken, and grilled meats. It is made from fresh basil, parmesan cheese, olive oil and garlic. Some recipes may also include walnuts, pine nuts and parsley. Once the ingredients have been mixed together, they are then incorporated into a paste that is moistened by olive oil. Pesto can also be used to refer to similar sauces made with other nuts and herbs. (in Cooking Dictionary)

What else does pesto mean?

  • Pesto, an Italian basil sauce is one example. There are many variations to this sauce, including nut-based and herb-based pestos as well as sun dried tomato and black olive pesto. (in Cooking Dictionary)
  • Sauce made with fresh basil, garlic and pine nuts. (in Merlin Dictionary)
  • You can use any of the many similar sauces. (in Merlin Dictionary)