Fresh Basil Pesto
2 cups fresh basil leaves
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan-Reggiano or Romano cheese
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/3 cup pine nuts or walnuts
3 medium sized garlic cloves, minced
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
1. Combine the basil and pine nuts in a food processor or blender, pulse a few times...If you are using walnuts make sure they are chopped before adding to the basil...Then add the garlic, pulse a few times more...You may need to scrap the sides a few times in between your pulsing...