Pesto from Trapani
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Trapanese pesto is a typical recipe of western Sicily, a raw condiment for a very tasty first course based on fresh tomatoes, almonds, garlic and basil. This typical Sicilian recipe has a very ancient origin and must be brought back to when Trapani was a commercial port that welcomed Ligurian trades returning from the East. According to tradition, it seems that it was the Genoese ships that stopped in the port of Trapani to bring the traditional recipe of pesto, then reworked by the inhabitants with typical Sicilian products such as tomatoes and almonds.