- 2 cups fresh basil leaves
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan or Romano
- 1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted
- 4 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1 baguette
For the pesto, combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender. Puree until the mixture forms a smooth, thick paste. Slice the baguette lengthwise horizontally. Spread the pesto over the cut sides of the baguette and toast in the oven until crispy and golden.