BASIL PESTO


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Why I Love This Recipe

This recipe was given to me a few years ago by my friend Amy. She is a great cook and I really enjoy this pesto. I make it often.


Ingredients You'll Need

2 cups fresh basil, washed and patted dry
4 good sized garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
1 cup shelled walnuts
1 cup olive oil
1 cup freshly grated parmesan
1/4 cup freshly grated romano
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste


Directions

Combine the basil, garlic and walnuts in the bowl of a food processor.


Leave motor running and add the olive oil in a slow stream.


Shut the motor off, add the cheeses, salt and pepper. Process briefly to combine. Then scrape out of food processor into a bowl. Cover and refergerate until ready to use. Produces apx 2 cups, enough for 2 pounds of pasta.


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