Fresh Basil Pesto
This is a easy, delicious and versatile thing that you will enjoy
- 4 Cups basil leaves (Medium Packed)
- 5 Garlic Gloves
- 2/3 Cups Walnuts
- 1 Cup Parmisiano Reggiano Cheese (Can sub any grated parmesan cheese)
- 3/4 Cup olive oil (More if needed)
- salt and pepper to taste
Put basil, garlic, salt and pepper into a food processor or blender and mix. Scrape the sides, add walnuts and cheese and blend some more. Add some oil while machine is running (about 1/2). Taste. Add more salt and pepper if needed. Add more oil while machine is running until you get the right consistency. It should be about a medium paste and not too runny.
If freezing, combine all ingredients except for nuts and cheese. Add nuts and cheese after thawing.