Seggiano Pesto Sauces
Several weeks ago, my daughter was grocery shopping with her dad when she called me from Whole Foods to tell me there was no fresh basil to make pesto and asking if Seggiano Pesto Genovese Sauce was ok to buy. She read the label and repeated the list of ingredients to me: olive oil, cashew nuts, fresh Ligurian basil, sea salt, and pine nuts. Rarely do we ever indulge in a store-bought sauce but after hearing the list of ingredients, I told my daughter to put the jar in the grocery cart; it was worthy of a try.
The Seggiano pesto sauces are sold in 7 ounce glass jars and are made from products I recognize, can pronounce, and enjoy. There are no vegetable oils, preservatives or other ingredients that mask the flavor of the key ingredients: basil, olive oil, and nuts. Incredibly delicious mixed with pasta, Seggiano pesto sauces are a flavorful alternative to a classic homemade pesto sauce.
Seggiano pesto sauces are made in Liguara, Italy by the Seggiano Company (which is named after a village in southern Tuscany of the same name) and distributed through a British company, Peregrine Trading Company. The company makes two types of pesto sauce:
Pesto Genovese: a pesto sauce made with olive oil, cashew nuts, fresh Ligurian basil, sea salt, and pine nuts
Red Pesto Sauce: a pesto made with olive oil, tomatoes, cashew nuts, fresh basil, sea salt, pine nuts, and onions
The sauces are about $10 per jar and go a long way as these sauces are meant to provide a light covering to the pasta. Saute an assortment of vegetables (and some chicken or shrimp if you prefer) and add to a bowl of pasta for a delicious lunch or dinner dish. Grate some fresh parmesan cheese and sprinkle freshly chopped parsley on the top and serve with a salad to complete the meal.