The best tastefully and simple recipe from Sicily.
Pesto alla Trapanese (almonds and basil Sicilian pesto) recipe comes from Trapani in Sicily, and was created as an almond and tomato-based alternative to the typical basil and pine nut version. I didn’t have almonds today but was really good! This no-cook, Sicilian pesto sauce comes together in just a few minutes!


  • 50g of blanched almonds
  • 10 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 40g of pecorino, grated (or Parmigiano)
  • 3 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
  • 50g basil leaves
  • Salt


Wash accurately and dry cherry tomatoes and basil leaves, drop them into a blender jar or food processor along with the rest of the ingredients.
Blend for a minute or more,until rough and chunky. Add a spoon of olive oil if the sauce it is too thick.

You can also do this in a mortar if you prefer to make it traditionally.
Taste and season the pesto with black pepper and a pinch of salt. Cook the pasta in salted water, drain it al dente and pour it into the container with the sauce. Mix well and serve.