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Aphrodisiac lattuga pesto

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lattuga pesto

Lattuga pesto

Lattuga, the Italian for lettuce, is highly aphrodisiac. Even the ancient Egyptians knew that. Other two ingredients have similar potential: garlic and almonds. And olive oil is an excellent lubricant. The recipe serves four people. It is up to you to store half of the pesto or use it all at once.

This pesto goes on pasta. Or use it as a spread. 

  • Prep Time 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time 10 Minutes
  • Total Time 20 Minutes
  • Serves 4 People
  • Calories 200 kcal


  • 200 grams of lattuga nostrana, lettuce romaine
  • 50 grams of peeled almonds
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 50 cl of EVO
  • salt q.b.


  1. Roughly cut the lattuga
  2. Sauté garlic in a pan
  3. Add some water and mix
  4. Add the the lettuce and some water
  5. Leave it on a slow fire for about 20 minutes
  6. Blend toasted almonds
  7. Add the lettuce and oil, continue the blending


This is a simple recipe. So much depends on the ingredients. Instead of lattuga nostrana on may use endive. Or other kinds of lettuce except iceberg.Regarding the garlic, there are two schools of thought. Some take it out, others blend it in. This is very much up to you. Although we advice against it, some use walnuts.  Lettuce pesto goes wonderfully with pasta. Don't forget to add a cup of cooking water when mixing the pasta with your pesto. It makes it creamy without using cream.To enhance the aphrodisiac effect, better use it as a spread. That way you can feed one another. Which is pretty cumbersome with hot spaghetti.Serve with chilled sparkling wine.Federico ll Rex Sicilie Millesimato Metodo Classico Brut 2008. Why not?

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