Use this pesto in our Trofie with Pesto, Green Beans, and Potatoes.
- 3 cups loosely packed fresh basil leaves
- 2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
- 1 clove garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
- 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- Freshly ground pepper
Process basil, pine nuts, garlic, and salt in a food processor until combined. With processor running, add oil in a slow, steady stream; process until smooth. Stir in Parmesan. Season with pepper.