Food - Drink
The Best Pasta To Pair With Pesto Sauce
By SYLVIA TOMCZAK
To match the infinite number of pasta shapes, there is an equally infinite number of ways to dress pasta. However, did you know that there are certain rules you should follow when pairing pasta, especially when it comes to pesto sauce?
Pesto, which is made from basil, pine nuts, olive oil, garlic, and Parmigiano Reggiano, goes well with almost everything. However, it works best with pasta forms that can soak up and retain the sauce, and gemelli is said to be the ideal match thanks to its twisted, double helix shape.
Because of its curled and grooved shape, this pasta shape will allow the pesto to fill every crevice, and therefore fusilli and trofie will also be satisfactory options for their similar shape. This will ensure you a great bite of pesto-filled flavor with every forkful.