People often ask me about my favorite kitchen gadget. The answer is easy: My food processor. You see, my food processor and I have a special bond. I turn to her—like a good friend—when I need a little help in the kitchen. Which is what happened when I set out to make this pesto. In the old days, pesto was made using a mortar and pestle, and I’m sure some people still do that today. As for myself? I prefer to dump everything in my food processor and press “on.” As usual, ol’ reliable came through like a charm.
Easy Basil Pesto
- 1 cup
- Difficulty Level Easy
- 1 cup packed fresh basil leaves
- ¼ cup pine nuts or walnuts
- ¼ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
- 2 large cloves garlic
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil, depending on desired consistency
- ½ teaspoon Kosher salt
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