What are tapenades, pestos, and caponatas?
Everybody loves Pestos and Tapenades and at The Posh Gourmet, we have assembled one of the finest collections available. From a purist point of view, a pesto is herb-based; preferably basil, a tapenade is olive based and everything else is a ‘hearty spread’. However, times they are – a – changing and the distinctions between a tapenade, pesto, spread, caponata, confit, confiture, and even some condiments are now almost non existent. No matter what the current term may be, these pesto and tapenade are incredible on pizza, as a condiment for panini or sandwiches, as a base for salad dressings, or as a delicious topping for crackers and crostini. Use your favorite pesto or tapenade to make a tasty stuffing for mushrooms & celery, as unique fillings for tiny puff pastry shells, or toppers for crisp, cool cucumber slices. Serve a dab of tapenade or pesto on your favorite grilled meat or fish or toss with cooked pasta. You are only limited by your imagination, when it comes to uses for pesto