Fresh Basil Pesto

Appetizers & Snacks | 0 comments

Shared By: Laura Woitovich

*Be sure to read all lables of all ingredients you purchase and use for this recipe. While we may list recipe ingredients below, it does not mean every manufactor’s version of that ingredient is safe

Ingredients

2 cups fresh basil leaves, packed

1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan-Reggiano or Romano cheese

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

1/3 cup pine nuts or walnuts

3 medium sized garlic cloves,  minced

Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Directions

Combine the basil with the pine nuts, pulse a few times in the food processor.  (If you are using walnuts instead of pine nuts and they are not already chopped, pulse them a few times first, before adding the basil.). Add the garlic, pulse a few times more.  Slowly add the olive oil in a constant stream while the food processor is on.  Stop to scrape down the sides of the food processor with a rubber spatula.  Add the grated cheese and pulse again until blended.  Add a pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.  Serve with pasta or over baked potatoes, or serve over toasted GF bread slices.

 

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Pin It on Pinterest