Basil Pesto is the tasty green condiment often found in Italian cuisine. You can make it into a delicious pasta sauce, drizzle over pizza, eat with cheese and crostini, or have it with eggs – pesto is versatile, healthy and delicious. Fortunately, it is also easy to make at home!
1/2 cup pine nuts
3-4 cloves garlic (I think the more, the merrier!)
3 cups fresh basil leaves, packed
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
- Put pine nuts, basil, garlic and parmesan into a food processor and blend on a slow speed. Gradually add the oil, while the ingredients are mixing. Blend well.
- Taste and add salt and pepper if preferred, and stir to ensure the taste is consistent.
- Transfer mixture into jars and refrigerate.