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The Game-Changing Ingredient You Should Add To Your Pesto
If you love pasta, you probably also love pesto. This classic bright green purée is typically made from fresh herbs such as basil, pine nuts, grated Parmesan cheese, plenty of minced garlic, and extra-virgin olive oil, but there are tons of other ways to customize this Italian sauce.
Cilantro lovers might enjoy making cilantro pesto instead of basil pesto, while vegans can use nutritional yeast in place of Parm, but pretty much everyone will love this briny, salty addition: capers. This secret ingredient idea comes straight from Tasting Table recipe developer Miriam Hahn.
Hahn explains that capers "give this recipe a salty tang with a savory overlay. It is just enough to make this pesto pop!" Together with the fresh lemon zest and juice, the briny capers definitely bring a zing to Hahn's bright pesto, but the small buds also blend perfectly into your own favorite recipe.