Basil Pesto


Source: The Olive Oil Source
September 01, 2007


1 or 2 garlic cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons pine nuts
3 cups loosely packed basil leaves, stripped from stems
1/2 cup The Olive Oil Source medium-flavor extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Chop garlic, salt, and pine nuts in a blender or food processor until finely chopped. Add basil and olive oil; puree until smooth.

Add the cheese and process just to combine; taste and adjust seasonings.
Serve with pasta or grilled meats or vegetables.

Vary this recipe by using The Olive Oil Source Basil Natural Flavor Infused Olive Oil.