Condiments and Sauces
Italians have long used walnuts for pesto; they lend a rich earthiness to the sauce. This pesto is perfect as a pasta sauce and a bruschetta topping.
Garlic's young shoots perfume this mild pesto, perfect for tossing with fresh egg pasta. If you can't find scapes, substitute green garlic or a combination of garlic and gives.
Tomato paste lends depth and flavor to many dishes.
This mixed-herb pesto comes from the Castelnuovo Magra region in eastern Liguria.