Fresh Basil Pesto


  • 1 oz basil leaves (About 2 cups, packed)
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Romano or Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


Process garlic and pine nuts in a blender or food processor. Pulse until coarsely chopped.

Add the cheese and process for about 30 seconds. Next add the basil and process to coarsely chop. Then add the oil and process until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste.

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