Traditional Pesto

Total Time:
5 min
Prep:
5 min

Yield:
3 cups

Ingredients
  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan or romano
  • 1/2 cup grated grana Padano
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
Directions

Using a pestle and mortar or a food processor, crush the basil. Add the olive oil, cheeses, garlic, pine nuts, salt, and crush until a paste is formed.

Serve with warm pasta, on top of pizza's, or plain with bread.

This recipe was provided by professional chefs and has been scaled down from a bulk recipe provided by a restaurant. The FN chefs have not tested this recipe, in the proportions indicated, and therefore, we cannot make any representation as to the results.


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