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This Classic Basil Pesto is one of the most versatile and delicious foods ever! It's got fresh basil, pinenuts, parmesan, olive oil, and garlic, and it can be spread on baguette or tossed with pasta.
3 cloves garlic, peel removed
1/2 cup toasted pinenuts (can sub walnuts)
2 oz tub of fresh basil
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper
1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
In a food processor, pulse the garlic and pinenuts together until well chopped. Pulse in the basil. With the food processor running, pour in the olive oil, then add a big pinch of salt and black pepper. Pulse in the parmesan cheese, then taste it. Add more salt if necessary. Now it's ready to be used!
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