Classic Basil Pesto
The classic, simple original Pesto perfect for any kind of pasta, any time of day or year!
- 2 Cups Basil Leaves
- 1 Lemon Zested and Juiced
- 1/4 Cup Parmesan grated
- 1/4 Cup Pine Nut alternative walnuts
- 3 Garlic Cloves
- 1/4-1/2 Cup Olive Oil
- Salt and Pepper to taste
Combine all of the ingredients, except the oil, in a food processor.
Pulse a few times to break things up.
With the food processor on low, drizzle in the olive oil until well chopped and blended. It shouldn't be overly smooth, a little texture is a good thing.
Serve over warm pasta or use as a marinade for grilling chicken.