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  • ½ cup fresh sweet basil leaves, tightly packed
  • ¾ teaspoon minced fresh garlic
  • 3 tablespoons pine nuts, lightly roasted
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 Tablespoons finely grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil



  • Step 1 –  In a food processor, add the basil leaves, garlic, pine nuts, salt, black pepper, and grated cheese. Pulse the machine until the ingredients are coarsely chopped. 
  • Step 2 – With the machine running, slowly add the olive oil. Scrape the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula as needed. Transfer the pesto to a small cup and set aside.