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BEST-O PESTO

So I’ve been really slacking lately! This weather has me avoiding the office and I went away so…. that’s my excuse and I hope you accept it. However, I have been cooking…..
I decided to make PESTO to bring to a dinner we went to. They made amazing Egyptian food! What a treat for me!!

This is a quick fix and a super impresser!
WHAT YOU NEED:
3 cups fresh basil leaves (packed in)
1/2 Cup toasted walnuts (pine nuts are great here but a little on the pricy side)
1 Cup fresh Parmesan cheese (very important)
1 to 2 cloves garlic (minced or micro-planed)
juice of 1 lemon
1/4 cup Olive Oil (more or less to get desired consistency)
fresh cracked pepper

WHAT YOU DO:
Cut the cheese into small cubes or grate it in to the food processor.
Add in the basil, walnuts, pepper, garlic and lemon.
Turn the processor on and add in the olive oil a little at a time to smooth.
I like it to be like a peanut butter texture but you can do it to your liking.

Serve with fresh tomato & mozzarella or spread on a sandwich…..DELICIOUS
P.S. Thanks for the toothpicks mom

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