When you learn how to make pesto, you may start put it on everything. This basil pesto is great with pasta, on seafood, chicken, pizza and so much more.
Wash, pat dry and trim the fresh basil. I use leaves and stems.
Peel and rough chop the garlic cloves. This helps the food processor and prevents huge chunks of garlic.
Add all ingredients to the food processor, except for the olive oil,
Pulse the food processor about 10 times to start to break down the ingredients.
Stream in extra virgin olive oil slowly through the spout while processing (about 30 seconds), until desired consistency (I used about 1/3 cup).
My batch made 3/4 cup of pesto. Each serving is approximately 1.5 Tablespoons.
Nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using a recipe nutrition label generator.
One batch is just enough to coat one pound of pasta.