noun. a sauce typically served with pasta; contains crushed basil leaves and garlic and pine nuts and Parmesan cheese in olive oil.
Example sentences of the word pesto
1. Noun, singular or mass
Add all of the pesto in at this time along with half of the reserved pasta water.
Because virtually all of the calories in pesto come from fat, portion control is important.
3. Verb, base form
Use it liberally to add color and flavor to pesto and bruschetta.