WHAT DOES PESTO TASTE LIKE?
The traditional ingredients for a pesto are fresh basil leaves, garlic, olive oil, pine nuts and parmesan cheese. These ingredients create a unique, earthy, aromatic flavor with a subtle nuttiness.
You can customize the taste profile of your sauce with different herbs, oil and nuts to suit your taste. For instance, you can swap out the basil for parsley or cilantro for a more herbaceous flavor. You can also use almonds or walnuts instead of pine nuts to get an earthier nutty flavor.