BASIL PESTO

BASIL PESTO

Make

4

Preparation Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

None

Ingredients

  • 2 cups packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 2/3 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil O-live, divided
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Pecorino cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic

Preparation

  • Combine the basil, garlic, and pine nuts in a food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped.
  • Add 1/2 cup of the oil and process until fully incorporated and smooth.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • If using immediately, add all the remaining oil and pulse until smooth.
  • Transfer the pesto to a large serving bowl and mix in the cheese.
  • If freezing, transfer to an air-tight container and drizzle remaining oil over the top.
  • Freeze for up to 3 months.
  • Thaw and stir in cheese.

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