• 2 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ¼ cup pine nuts
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  1. Combine basil, garlic and pine nuts in a food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped.
  2. Add oil and process until smooth.
  3. Transfer to a serving dish and stir in cheese. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Pesto can be used in so many ways. Here's a few: Use on pizza or toss lightly with pasta. Spread on Italian bread slices for Bruschetta. Spoon a dab on top of sea scallops, steaks and baked potatoes before serving.

Also, I rarely add salt to my pesto. I think the Parmesan cheese adds enough salt and flavor.
Recipe by An Alli Event at