Okay, okay people... this is the real deal. Spread this over pasta, homemade pizza, steamed veggies, a panini, or eat a spoonful of it plain. #guiltyascharged
This pesto cannot be beat!
1/3 c. extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 c. fresh basil leaves, lightly packed
1/4 c. pine nuts
1/3 c. parmesan cheese, *optional
1/4 tsp. salt
Add olive oil, garlic, and basil to blender. If you have a Twister Jar attachment to your Blendtec, this is what I use and it works like magic. Once the first three ingredients are in, lightly pack down basil leaves in olive oil and add remaining ingredients on top. "Pulse" your blender until you have the desired consistency for your pesto. Store in refrigerator or in freezer for later use. Enjoy!