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Homemade Pesto Recipe from Your Easy Herb Garden

HOMEMADE GARDEN PESTO

This simple use for basil and garlic has endless serving possibilities, but can easily accent fish, chicken and appetizers.

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups packed fresh basil leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 2/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil divided
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup Pecorino/Romano or Parmesan cheese freshly grated

Instructions
 

  • Combine the basil, garlic, and pine nuts in a food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped. Add 1/2 cup of the oil and process until fully incorporated and smooth. Season with salt and pepper