- 2 Cups Freshly Washed Basil Leaves (sometimes I'll put half spinach in to give kids more greens)
- 1/2 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese and Grated Romano (for a smoother taste)
- 1/2 Cup Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Greek being my preference!)
- 1/3 Cup Pine Nuts (I have also tried pistachios which is creamier and quite delicious)
- 3 Cloves Garlic
- 1/4 Teaspoon Salt (to your preference but don't forget the cheese is quite salty.)
- A Few Grinds of Freshly Cracked Pepper
- Throw all ingredients into a food processor. Sometimes I like it smooth and other times a bit grainier, so pulse it to your liking!
- Cook pasta and here I like a prettier pasta like a fusilli or gemelli pasta. Cook to al dente so it's firm and not soft, as there is nothing worse than soft over cooked pasta.
- Once drained, spoon in the pesto in small batches so I don't overcook the cheese in the pesto. Once mixed in you can season to taste
- Serve warm and enjoy!
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