QUICK AND SIMPLE PESTO
2 cups fresh basil leaves
3 medium cloves of garlic
1/3 cup of pine nuts or walnuts
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
Combine the basil, garlic and nuts then pulse a few times in a food processor.
Slowly add the olive oil in a constant stream while the food processor is on. Add the grated cheese and pulse again until blended. Add a pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.