I’ve always kind of liked pesto but ever since the first time I made it from scratch, I’ve literally been obsessed with it. The smell of the fresh basil is unreal and it definitely tastes as good as it smells!
- 2 cups of fresh packed basil leaves
- 2 cloves of garlic
- ¼ cup pine nuts
- ⅔ cup good quality extra virgin olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Combine all ingredients except oil in food processor. Pulse until coarsely chopped.
- Slowly drizzle in olive oil while food processor is running until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Note: This recipe does not have cheese, which is the taste I prefer but you can add 1/4 cup pecorino or parmesan cheese or nutritional yeast.
Photo courtesy of Writing in Circles.