Saturday, May 14, 2011

Pesto di basilico

Pesto di basilico
(Basil Pesto)
makes 1 ½ cups

If you love garlic and basil you're gonna' love this spicy Italian sauce/dip!


2 cups loosely packed basil leaves, washed and dried thoroughly
2 tablespoons pine nuts
2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan
3 or 4 large cloves of garlic
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


In the bowl of a food processor, combine the basil, pine nuts, Parmesan cheese, garlic, and puree. While the motor is running, drizzle in the oil until incorporated. Season with salt and ground black pepper to taste.

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