Basil Pesto Without Nuts

Basil Pesto– without nuts
1 cup fresh basil leaves, washed, completely dried and base stems removed.
1 large clove garlic, cut in half
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1/2 cup freshly grated Pecorino cheese

In a food processor, add in basil, garlic and s&p.

Basil, salt, pepper and garlic in the food processor.

Basil, salt, pepper and garlic in the food processor.

Pulse until coarsely chopped.

Then drizzle in the oil, as the food processor is on, until fully incorporated and smooth.

While the food processor is on, drizzle in olive oil

While the food processor is on, drizzle in olive oil

* If using immediately, mix in the cheese.

Done!

Done!

*If freezing, do not add cheese. Store in an air-tight container, add a layer of olive oil over the top. Cover. Freeze. When you want to use some, thaw and stir in cheese.

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