Mezze penne con Pesto Genovese

A simple and classic pesto Genovese is made in a ”mortaio”. Mortaio is an Italian common name for a bowl, usually made from stone, marble or wood (very heavy), used for making pesto Genovese. In case you do not have one in your house you may use a grinder. Pesto Genovese is perfect for pasta, on a bruschetta, as a pizza sauce, garnish for soups, or paired with grilled meats.