Basil Pesto

Ingredients 

  • 2 C fresh packed basil leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated parmigiano reggiano

The Method:

  1. Combine the basil, garlic, and pine nuts in a food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped.
  2. Add 1/2 cup of the oil and process until fully incorporated and smooth. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Add all the remaining oil and pulse until smooth. Transfer the pesto to a large serving bowl and mix in the cheese. 
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