Easy Homemade Pesto
Having a jar of pesto in your fridge is always a life saver for those busy weeknights. All you have to do is cook up some pasta, slather on that pesto and sprinkle on some Parmesan. Done and done.Yield: 1 cup
|1 cup||fresh basil leaves|
|3 cloves||garlic, peeled|
|3 tablespoons||pine nuts|
|1/3 cup||freshly grated Parmesan cheese|
|kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste|
|1/3 cup||olive oil|
To make the pesto, combine basil, garlic, pine nuts and Parmesan in the bowl of a food processor; season with salt and pepper, to taste. With the motor running, add olive oil in a slow stream until emulsified; set aside.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.