Basic Pesto

ANN MORELL

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@annmorell

I love pesto! This is quick and easy... and really good!


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Makes 1 cup

Ingredients

2 c
basil leaves, fresh and packed
1/2 c
parmesan-reggiano or romano cheese, freshly grated
1/2 c
extra virgin olive oil
1/3 c
pine nuts or walnuts
3 medium
garlic cloves, minced
salt
pepper

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Combine the basil in with the pine nuts, pulse a few times in a food processor. (If you are using walnuts instead of pine nuts and they are not already chopped, pulse them a few times first, before adding the basil.) Add the garlic, pulse a few times more. (You can use a mortar and pestle instead, if you'd like.)
2
Slowly add the olive oil in a constant stream while the food processor is on. Stop to scrape down the sides of the food processor with a rubber spatula. Add the grated cheese and pulse again until blended. Add a pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Spreads
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy