FRESH BASIL PESTO RECIPE
2 cups packed basil leaves
1/3 cup pine nuts
4 medium garlic cloves, minced (I may even have put in 5...)
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup grated parmesan
1 dash each salt and ground black pepper
Using a food processor, I pulse together the basil and pine nuts. Then pulse in the garlic. Keep processor running as you drizzle in the olive oil, stopping to scrape sides as needed. Then add in the parmesan, and finally your dash of salt and pepper.
I portioned it out into 2 Tbsp scoops in "individual size" disposable Glad containers and freeze it. 2 Tbsp is what I typically use for two servings of pasta, for Chris and I, so they are just right. Some people do this in ice cube trays--I don't own any ice cube trays, but if I ever get some I might do it that way.