Giada De Laurentiis’ Sicilian Pesto Is Traditional Pesto’s Golden, ‘Lighter and Fresher’ Cousin

Apr 26, 2021 1400

BY: Lou Haviland

Sunny in color and sweeter in taste, Giada De Laurentiis’ Sicilian pesto has to be tried. A departure from the intensely green pesto you know and love, Sicilian pesto’s flavor profile is De Laurentiis’ fun opportunity to try pesto from a different region of Italy. With just a handful of ingredients, her easy and quick recipe is a great weeknight pick.

The Giada at Home star is a Roman citizen. De Laurentiis was born in The Eternal City and her family lived there until she was 6 years old. At that point, they moved to the United States. “My family takes their culture very seriously, so even when we moved to the U.S., we still lived very Italian lives,” De Laurentiis said.

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