PESTO

 

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup packed fresh parsley leaves
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 cup grated Romano cheese
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup olive oil

Directions

  • Process the basil, parsley, garlic, Romano cheese and pine nuts in a food processor fitted with a steel blade until finely minced.
  • Add the lemon juice and olive oil gradually, processing constantly until smooth.

Notes

NOTE: To toast pine nuts, spread the nuts on a baking sheet or a microwave-safe dish. Toast at 350 degrees for 6 to 8 minutes or microwave on High for 1-1/2 minutes or until light brown. Watch the nuts carefully to prevent overbrowning.

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