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peruvian tallarin verde?

coookie Feb 19, 2007 12:04 PM

i'm trying to make tallarin verde, a peruvian pesto which includes spinach in addition to basil and is creamier than traditional pesto, but i can't find a recipe anywhere on google.

anyone know how to make it?

  1. DiveFan Oct 3, 2007 06:58 PM

    I too have been on this quest to find an authentic Tallarin Verde recipe.
    All I've found so far is a link to someone who has 'reengineered' the sauce: http://www.discusscooking.com/forums/f21/peru-green-spaghetti-38023-2.html Look at the bottom of the page for the recipe.

    EDIT - I found this explanation of the origins of pesto in Argentina and Peru: http://originalrecipes.com/node/183477 Great fusion - Genova supplies the sauce, China supplies the noodles.

    EDIT - after reviewing a few more sites there is some implication that the (pesto) sauce could be made with huacatay (Peruvian black mint). No recipes found yet with this ingredient.

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      Fnnkybutt Oct 23, 2010 02:09 PM

      You can find a recipe for tallarines verdes at

      Good luck!

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      1. re: Fnnkybutt
        coookie Oct 24, 2010 08:16 AM

        whoa, blast from the past. thanks!

        1. re: coookie
          Fnnkybutt Nov 4, 2010 10:21 AM

          yeah, I saw it was from a while back, but didn't look like you had ever got a good answer. Hope it helped!

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