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ICYMI: around here, whenever Giada de Laurentiis drops a tip about pasta our ears (and notebooks) are wide open. Yep, the chef is a master when it comes to any and all things pasta so when there’s a new ingredient or recipe she says we have to try, well — we have to try it. So when we saw that De Laurentiis dropped a new citrus pesto sauce recipe on her Instagram, we were thrilled, and let’s just say it already has us dreaming of summer.
On July 7, De Laurentiis shared a mouth-watering photo of her pesto pasta recipe to her page @thegiadzy with the caption reading, “This citrus pesto, AKA Pesto Agli Agrumi, originates from Sicily. Essentially, it contains the same ingredients as classic Pesto Alla Genovese, with almonds in place of pine nuts, and the addition of lemon or oranges – or both! It also sometimes has capers as well, which adds a lovely salty punch.”
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There are few foods that scream ‘spring’ as much as pesto does and this citrus twist is sure to be amazing all season long. And if you’re someone who leans on the side of purchasing store-bought sauce we’re here to tell you that not only will this pesto be worth the extra TLC, but it’s also so simple to make (and did we mention, quick, too?!).
This citrus pasta only needs a few ingredients like slivered almonds, extra virgin olive oil, clove garlic, and lasagne pasta sheets, to name a few.
Now a word from the chef: as the machine is running, you’ll want to add olive oil until the mixture becomes a smooth and creamy perfection. Genius, right?
Check out De Laurentiis’ full Citrus Pesto (Pesto Agli Agrumi) recipe here.
And for more easy treats to enjoy all summer long, check out Laurentiis’ bestselling cookbook called Weeknights with Giada: Quick and Simple Recipes to Revamp Dinner: A Cookbook.
Weeknights with Giada: Quick and Simple Recipes to Revamp Dinner: A Cookbook$15.99, originally $35.00on Amazon.comBuy now
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