2 cups packed fresh basil leaves
1/3 cup pine nuts
3 cloves garlic, peeled
1 tsp salt
½ cup olive oil
½ cup Parmesan cheese
Freshly ground pepper
Place basil, pine nuts, garlic and salt in a food processor and blend until finely chopped. With the motor running, gradually add the olive oil until blended. Scoop out into a bowl and stir in the cheese and season with pepper to taste.
*Add 1 tbsp of pesto for every serving of pasta.
*Use instead of tomato sauce on pizza dough and top with grilled chicken, tomatoes, onion and feta cheese!