Bring on the heat! The last few months my basil has been booming. It was time to give it a little trim, so of course the season’s greatest was born… PESTO. If you like garlic, cheese, and basil this recipe is for you.
It’s sweet, garlicky and carries a ton of flavor.
Add pesto to pasta, pizza, paninis, eggs, salads, and the list goes on!
makes about 3 cups
4 large cloves garlic
1 cup pecans (or favorite nuts)
3 oz Romano cheese, or 1 cup grated
freshly cracked pepper, to taste
8 cups basil
extra virgin olive oil
In food processor, grind garlic and black pepper until minced. Next process the nuts with the garlic. Using the shredder attachment, add the cheese. Slowly add basil and olive oil until desired creaminess is reached and pesto has smooth texture.
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