Fresh Basil Pesto Recipe
"This basil pesto recipe is delicious with pasta, sandwiches and salads.
Try it; it's very easy to make"
2 cups fresh basil leaves)
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/3 cup pine nuts
2 garlic cloves
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Put the basil leaves, pine kernels and garlic in a food processor and process.
With the motor running, slowly add the olive oil in a thin stream until a paste is formed.
Scrape down the sides of the bowl, add the cheese and process until smooth.
Transfer to a bowl; add salt and pepper to taste and store in sealed jars in the refrigerator for up to one week.