Pesto

This dish is great mixed with rice and served with many of our creole meal bases.

Ingredients

 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

Directions

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. 

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.

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