Basil Pesto

Babaroot’s Pesto recipe

Ingredients

2 cups fresh basil leaves, packed
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan-Reggiano cheese
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/3 cup pine nuts
3 medium sized garlic cloves
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Combine the basil , pine nuts and garlic  in a food processor.
  2. Slowly drizzle the olive oil into the food processor  in a constant stream while the food processor is on. Stopping occasionally to scrape down the sides of the food processor with a rubber spatula.
  3. 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 spread over toasted baguette slices.

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