Homemade Pesto; Basil From Dawn's Garden
by Cindi Sutter, Founder of The Spirited Table®
This recipe is courtesy of Sara Monick; Fresh Basil provided by Dawn's Garden
2 cups fresh basil leaves
4 cloves garlic
3/4 cup shelled walnuts
1/4 cup pignolis
1 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 cup Parmesan, freshly grated
1/4 cup Romano, freshly grated
Salt & Pepper to taste
- Combine basil, garlic, walnuts and pignolis in the bowl of a food processor and chop.
- Leave the motor running and add the olive oil in a slow steady stream.
- Turn the machine off, add the cheeses, a generous pinch of salt and pepper. Process just enough to combine.
- Check for seasonings and adjust if necessary.
- Makes 2 cups.