Basil Pesto

Basil Pesto

INGREDIENTS

2 cups fresh basil leaves, packed
2 oz fresh Parmesan cheese, grated
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 oz pine nuts
3 medium garlic cloves, minced (approx 1½ teaspoons)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper

DIRECTIONS:

Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.

Yield: 1 cup.

CREDITS:

Adapted from the following recipes: (1) http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/fresh_basil_pesto/ and (2) http://allrecipes.com/recipe/simple-garlic-and-basil-pesto/.

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