Pesto is super easy to make and extremely versatile. It’s one of our favorite sauces and we use it for pasta and also as a spread. I love making it and the ingredients leave the kitchen smelling so fresh and fragrant! Here’s my recipe:
1 1/2 cup (packed) basil leaves
1/2 cup (packed) parsley
1/2 cup (heaping) walnuts
3 cloves garlic
2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese (increase to 1/2 cup for stronger flavor)
a) Combine walnuts and garlic in the food processor. Pulse for a few times.
b) Add in both basil and parsley. Process until well combined (about a minute).
c) While the food processor is running, pour the extra virgin olive oil slowly.
d) Make sure to scrape the sides and that everything is well mixed. Add the Parmesan cheese and process for another minute.
I didn’t add salt because I already find Parmesan salty enough. You can add salt and adjust the taste depending on your preference. Place in an airtight container and put in the fridge. This will keep for at least 7 days. Enjoy!