The perfect accompaniment to many types of pasta.
- 1In the bowl of a food processor or blender, combine 1 cup pine nuts, 1 tablespoon chopped garlic, and 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, and process to a smooth paste.
- 2Add the washed and dried leaves of 1 large bunch basil (about 1 cup) in small handfuls alternating with 1/2 cup crushed ice until all the basil and ice have been incorporated.
- 3Transfer to a bowl and stir in 1 cup freshly grated hard cheese (such as pecorino Romano).
- 4Cover with a layer of oil, then press plastic wrap directly onto the surface. Refrigerate up to 3 days, scraping away and discarding any darkened (oxidized) pesto from the top before use.
This recipe, while from a trusted source, may not have been tested by the CHOW food team.