What's the difference between pasta sauce and pesto?

What's the difference between pasta sauce and pesto?

As nouns the difference between sauce and pesto is that sauce is a liquid (often thickened) condiment or accompaniment to food while pesto is a sauce, especially for pasta, originating from the genoa region, made from basil, garlic, pine nuts, olive oil and cheese (usually pecorino).

How do you make pesto taste better?

How to Improve Taste of Store-Bought Pesto

  1. Add More Basil Leaves. You can add more basil leaves to pesto to freshen its flavor. ...
  2. Add More Garlic. ...
  3. Add Roasted Garlic. ...
  4. Add More Pine Nuts. ...
  5. Add Bacon. ...
  6. Add Blue Cheese. ...
  7. Add Roasted Bell Peppers. ...
  8. Add Roasted Tomatoes.

What do I do if my pesto is too garlicky?

Chop off the top of the unpeeled head, drizzle in olive oil, sprinkle some salt, wrap in tin foil and pop in the oven. More details and pictures covered here and here. A quick search for roasted garlic pesto came up with a bunch of recipes as well.

Can pesto be cooked?

PESTO SHOULD NEVER BE “COOKED”. If you cook Pesto Sauce, you change the make up of the fresh basil and cause it to turn darker in color. It is best to warm it up and use it at room temperature. If it needs to be thinned out, you can do so by adding a little water, chicken stock, cream or white wine.

Should pesto sauce be heated?

You should not heat the pesto sauce, because it will change the color, taste and texture of the fresh basil. This is why I recommend keeping the pasta warm. The pasta itself will "heat" the pesto without changing its composition!11-Aug-2019