Basil Pesto

One of my favorite summer treats is Basil Pesto on fresh bread with mozzarella and fresh tomato on top.  Here’s my go-to recipe.

2 cups of basil leaves (or whatever I have and I adjust the other ingredients in proportion)
1/4 walnuts or pine nuts
2-3 cloves of garlic
salt & pepper

Combine in a food processor.  Then, with food processor running, add about 1/2 cup of olive oil.
Place pesto in a bowl and add about 1/2 cup of shredded italian cheese (parmesan, pecorino, asiago; whatever is on hand).  Add more olive oil if needed and taste for seasoning.  Sometimes it needs extra salt, but it depends on what kind of cheese you used.

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