Let’s Make… Basil Pasto

You’ll need:

  • 2 Cups Fresh Basil leaves packed tightly / 1 Cup Basil and 1 Cup Baby Spinach
  • ½ Cup Freshly grated Parmesan
  • ½ Cup Olive Oil
  • 1/3 Cup Pine Nuts
  • 2 Teaspoons FINELY chopped garlic
  • ¼ Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/8 Teaspoon freshly ground Black Pepper

 

How to:

  1. Pulse Basil and Pine Nuts in a food processor
  2. Add Garlic and Cheese
  3. Stream in the Olive Oil slowly while the food processor is running it will help emulsify the oil and keep it from separating
  4. Stir in Salt and pepper to taste

Tip: If you cover your pesto with plastic wrap, always make sure it touches the Pesto, this will keep the Pesto longer and will prevent it from going dark green at the top.