Basic Basil Pesto



  • 3 whole garlic cloves
  • 1/3 c. pine nuts (can substitute walnuts)
  • 2 c. fresh basil leaves
  • ½ c. extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ c. grated Parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper, to taste


Chop garlic and pine nuts in a food processor.  Pulse a few times.
Add the basil and pulse a few more times.
Add olive oil slowly while food processor is running.
Scrape down the sides of the processor; add the grated cheese, pulse again to blend.
Salt and pepper to taste.
Serve over pasta or bruschetta.

Submitted by Mary Sullivan

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