This is the classic Pesto Genovese featuring basil, pine nuts and Parmesan. It’s a perfect accompaniment for white meats, fish or pasta. Because the word ‘pesto’ simply means ‘paste’ you can use many different ingredient combinations to make this tasty condiment.
1/2 cup or so grated Parmesan or Romano cheese
A few handfuls pine nuts
A generous splash extra virgin olive oil
A sprinkle or two Salt and Pepper
The olive oil’s job is to help get everything spinning in the food processor. Because it also adds flavour, this is a good place to use your very best oil.