Pesto genovese pizza

pesto genovese pizza

Dive into the vibrant flavors of Liguria with our Pesto Genovese Pizza!

This pizza isn’t just a meal, it’s a trip to the heart of the Italian Riviera. Imagine a thin, hand-tossed crust, perfectly crisp yet yielding, forming the base for a symphony of fresh, aromatic flavors.

The star of the show is, of course, the pesto. But not just any pesto! This pizza boasts a true Pesto Genovese style made by our chefs, a vibrant green sauce hailing from the Liguria region, specifically the city of Genoa (hence the name “Genovese”). It’s a simple yet incredibly flavorful sauce made with fresh basil leaves, pine nuts, garlic, grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, and a generous amount of olive oil. The Genovese method emphasizes pounding the ingredients together in a mortar and pestle, which preserves the vibrant green color and delicate textures of the basil.

Spread generously over the warm crust, the pesto becomes a verdant canvas. Fragrant with garlic and pine nuts, it offers a subtle nuttiness and a burst of herbal freshness. The Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese adds a salty complexity that beautifully complements the sweetness of the fresh basil.

But the magic doesn’t stop there. We strategically add dollops of fresh mozzarella cheese, its creamy richness providing a delightful contrast to the pesto’s vibrancy. Thinly sliced cherry tomatoes, bursting with juicy sweetness, are scattered across the pizza, adding pops of color and freshness.

As you take a bite, a wave of flavors washes over your palate. The crispness of the crust gives way to the soft, creamy mozzarella. The pesto’s vibrant symphony of basil, pine nuts, and garlic shines through, perfectly balanced by the salty bite of the Parmigiano-Reggiano. The juicy cherry tomatoes add bursts of sweetness, creating a delightful textural contrast.

This pizza is more than a delicious meal; it’s a tribute to the culinary traditions of Liguria. Each bite transports you to the sun-drenched Italian coast, the scent of fresh basil and pine nuts filling the air. So, close your eyes, savor the taste, and experience the magic of Pesto Genovese!