Classic Italian Pesto
|4 cups fresh basil, packed|
|1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil|
|2 cloves garlic|
|small bunch of Italian parsley (about 10 sprigs)|
|kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste|
|1/4 cup pine nuts|
|1/2 cup Parmesan or Romano cheese|
This recipe is for authentic Italian pesto. This sauce can be prepared in bulk and it freezes really well. Makes 4 cups. Recipe may be doubled or tripled.
- Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender and process until smooth.
- Taste for seasoning.
- Serve over pasta or use as a dip.