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Delicious pasta and pesto sauces are a vital part of making pasta dishes as pasta has relatively little taste of its own.

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Probably the best known pasta sauce is a classic tomato sauce made with stewed tomatoes, herbs and spices. Basically any sauce imaginable can be turned into a pasta sauce, simply by using it in this way.

The word “pesto” – Italian for mash or pound (pestare) – refers to an uncooked sauce with an oil basis. The original “pesto alla genovese” comes from the Liguria region of Italy and consists of basil, pine nuts, garlic, olive oil and grated Parmesan or Pecorino cheese. Modern pesto creations have little in common with the Italian original, however they have nothing to be ashamed of when it comes to flavour.

What makes a good pesto?

The selection of basic ingredients, careful manufacture without the use of heat and the perfect combination of flavours are what turn a good pesto into a taste sensation. Lower grade pesto sauces are pasteurised for a longer shelf life, thereby losing a large portion of their flavour from the very beginning. It is vital that the finest quality ingredients with the best flavour are chosen and this is automatically reflected in the price. It is simply not possible to produce a pesto with high quality ingredients for less than a euro.

How is pesto used?

In comparison with pasta sauces, pesto can be considerably more versatile. Used as a spread, seasoning paste or dip, pesto always makes a good impression. If you want to use pesto in the traditional way with pasta, simply add 1-2 tablespoons of pesto to suit your own taste to the hot pasta and mix together. Adding a little olive oil to the pan usually makes it a little easier to stir everything together.

How are pasta sauces used?

Cook the pasta in sufficient salted water until al dente. The salt water actually plays an important role here as adding salt later on will never succeed in achieving quite the same taste. The salt in the water penetrates deep into the pasta, adding plenty of taste and flavour. The salt water used for cooking should have the same salt content as seawater so you shouldn’t be afraid to test it. Drain the pasta briefly and then it is best to return it to the saucepan or pot to mix it with the hot pasta sauce. Leave the pasta in the pot with the lid on to soak up the sauce for a few minutes, this helps the pasta absorb the flavours of the sauce. The more time the pasta soaks in the sauce, the less time it needs to be boiled in the salt water, as the pasta also continues to absorb liquid from the sauce.

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Organic Moroccan Pesto
Organic Moroccan Pesto
A sensual seduction from 1001 nights Our Moroccan Pesto tastes like a walk over the colorful market of Marrakech. Spicy-hot and wonderfully oriental. The flavour is similar to the traditional Harissa, but was pimped up with the...
Content 130 Gramm (€4.61 * / 100 Gramm)
€5.99 *
Wild Garlic Pesto - Organic - Fresh Harvest 2017
Wild Garlic Pesto - Organic - Fresh Harvest 2017
Wild garlic is a naturally-occurring garlic variety, commonly found in limestone beech forests. This species develops early in the season and is highly prized as a wild vegetable. It is picked by hand before it blooms (April/May) and...
Content 130 Gramm (€4.61 * / 100 Gramm)
€5.99 *
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Wild Garlic Pesto with Chili - Organic - Fresh Harvest 2017
Wild Garlic Pesto with Chili - Organic - Fresh...
Wild garlic is a naturally-occurring garlic variety, commonly found in limestone beech forests. This species develops early in the season is highly prized as a wild vegetable. It is picked by hand before it blooms (April/May) and...
Content 130 Gramm (€4.61 * / 100 Gramm)
€5.99 *
Bio Aioli
Bio Aioli
Aioli - the classic of Bistro cuisine! Simply refine some oil, fresh garlic, salt and a little acid with some herbs. It’s both easy and complicated at the same time. Making you own creamy delicious Aioli at home is very difficult....
Content 130 Gramm (€4.61 * / 100 Gramm)
€5.99 *
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Walnut Pesto with Chili - Organic
Walnut Pesto with Chili - Organic
Our organic Walnut Chili Pesto is locally produced in a small organic enterprise. 50% walnuts, fresh garlic, fresh herbs and habanero chili come together to create an unbelievably intense flavour. You can really taste every individual...
Content 167 ml (€3.59 * / 100 ml)
€5.99 *
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Mojo Rojo Spice Paste - Organic
Mojo Rojo Spice Paste - Organic
Mojo rojo is a typical cold sauce from the Canary Islands that is used as a dip or seasoning paste for fish, meat and papas arrugadas (small wrinkled potatoes) in particular. These potatoes form the basis of many traditional Canary...
Content 130 Gramm (€4.61 * / 100 Gramm)
€5.99 *
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Organic Garlic Pesto
Organic Garlic Pesto
Our Garlic Pesto is made using top quality organic garlic, which has been freshly peeled and then quickly roasted in the oven. This process takes away some of the garlic’s spicy heat, which is often perceived as a slightly bitter...
Content 167 ml (€3.59 * / 100 ml)
€5.99 *
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Organic Mojo Set
Organic Mojo Set
Mojo Rojo/Verde is a typical cold sauce from the Canary Islands that is used as a dip or seasoning paste for fish, meat and papas arrugadas (small wrinkled potatoes) in particular. These potatoes form the basis of many traditional...
Content 0.26 Kilogramm (€42.27 * / 1 Kilogramm)
€10.99 *
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Organic Mojo Verde
Organic Mojo Verde
Mojo verde is a typical cold sauce from the Canary Islands that is used as a dip or seasoning paste for fish, meat and papas arrugadas (small wrinkled potatoes) in particular. These potatoes form the basis of many traditional Canary...
Content 130 Gramm (€4.61 * / 100 Gramm)
€5.99 *
Whole, peeled San Marzano tomatoes
Whole, peeled San Marzano tomatoes
Just a few years ago they were facing extinction – barely anyone still grew the San Marzano tomato variety. It has since experienced a renaissance and is once again thriving in the fertile soil at the foot of Mount Vesuvius, not...
Content 0.26 Kilogramm (€9.19 * / 1 Kilogramm)
€2.39 *
Whole, peeled San Marzano tomatoes
Whole, peeled San Marzano tomatoes
Just a few years ago they were facing extinction - barely anyone still grew the San Marzano tomato variety. It has since experienced a renaissance and is once again thriving in the fertile soil at the foot of Mount Vesuvius, not least...
Content 1.5 Kilogramm (€5.66 * / 1 Kilogramm)
€8.49 *
Whole, peeled yellow San Marzano tomatoes
Whole, peeled yellow San Marzano tomatoes
Just a few years ago they were facing extinction - barely anyone still grew the San Marzano tomato variety. It has since experienced a renaissance and is once again thriving in the fertile soil at the foot of Mount Vesuvius, not least...
Content 0.24 Kilogramm (€10.38 * / 1 Kilogramm)
€2.49 *
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Jolokia Chili Pasta Sauce
Jolokia Chili Pasta Sauce
This delicious Jolokia Chili Pasta Sauce is produced exclusively for us by a small specialist company in Bad Dürkheim. The tomatoes are enriched with freshly prepared onions, garlic, Mediterranean herbs and cold-pressed olive oil....
Content 230 ml (€1.30 * / 100 ml)
€2.99 *
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Alla Puttanesca Pasta Sauce
Alla Puttanesca Pasta Sauce
The translation of "alla puttanesca" is somewhat obscene, but it has such a delicious, full-bodied flavour. This gourmet sauce is enriched with black olives, capers and a blend of delicious spices. It is about as spicy as the Habanero...
Content 230 ml (€1.30 * / 100 ml)
€2.99 *
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Habanero Chili Pasta Sauce
Habanero Chili Pasta Sauce
Habanero Chili Pasta Sauce is produced exclusively for us by a small specialist company in Bad Dürkheim. The tomatoes are enriched with freshly prepared onions, garlic, Mediterranean herbs and cold-pressed olive oil. The red habaneros...
Content 230 ml (€1.30 * / 100 ml)
€2.99 *
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Why do our pestos taste better? Why do our pestos taste better?
Discover the secrets that make a really good pesto. No. 1: We only use the best ingredients from organic farming, always of the highest quality. And our motto is: Less...
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