The green pistachio from Bronte is a variety of pistachio with a Protected Designation of Origin " DOP" . The production of pistachio is an important source of income for Bronte, a town in the county of Catania, Sicily, so much so that it is nicknamed the Green Gold, due to its high commercial value. In the villages where it is grown an infinite variety of products derived from the processing of pistachio is produced, such as the famous "pistachio pesto" for pasta seasoning, pistachio ice cream, pistachio biscuits, pistachio cream, the pistachio chocolate and many others.
Every year, at the end of September, the pistachio festival takes place in some squares and streets of the historic center of Bronte. During the festival you can taste and buy the products obtained with the processing of pistachio and the fruits themselves. Every year the event attracts thousands of tourists from abroad. Pistachio has many beneficial properties and therapeutic as well as nutritional properties.
The pistachio favors the lowering of cholesterol in the blood; it has antioxidant properties, helps to counteract cellular aging, has anti-hypertensive properties, is rich in unsaturated fats. The Bronte pistachio owes its prized and unique characteristics to its territory: the extraordinary union between the plant and the lava land is evident, which, fertilized continuously by volcanic ashes, gives rise to a fruit that, from the point of view of taste and flavor. aroma, exceeds the remaining world production as a quality.
Ingredients for pistachio pesto:
• 200 g of pistachios
• 2 tablespoons of grated cheese
• 4 fresh basil leaves
• 1 clove of garlic
• 100 ml of water
• 100 ml of extra virgin olive oil
• Salt to taste.
• pepper as needed
This recipe is very tasty and perfect to rich your preparations. Pesto prepared following this recipe can be used to season all types of pasta, to flavor fish or to spread on toasted bread or bruschetta for your aperitifs. Sicilia e Sapori Ltd offer you a fantastic and delicious Pistachio Cream prepared with Zagara Flower Blossom honey to be spread on a warm slice of bread for a sweet breakfast. Alternatively you can try the Pistachio Pesto which is excellent for preparing an aperitif with croutons or as a condiment for pasta ..... Strictly Sicilian: find this also on our website : https://www.siciliaesapori.com