Pesto is a sauce that has its roots in Italy, Genoa, Italy to be specific. The standard form of pesto is made with garlic, basil, pine nuts, coarse salt, olive oil and a hard cheese like Parmigiano-Reggiano, also known as Parmesan.
Pesto is great as a sauce for pasta and a topping for bread, fish, yoghurt, cottage cheese, eggs, potatoes and more.
2 cups of basil leaves, packed
1/2 cup or 2 ounces of grated Romano or Parmesan-Reggiano cheese
1/2 cup Brew and Feed Roasted Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/3 cup pine nuts or walnuts
3 garlic cloves, minced (roughly 3 teaspoons)
1/4 teaspoon Brew and Feed Sea Salt
1/8 teaspoon Brew and Feed Gourmet Pepper Blend
Pulse basil leaves and pine nuts in a food processor a few times
Add the garlic and Parmesan or Romano cheese to the food processor and pulse a few more times
Slowly add the olive oil while the food processor is running
Add sea salt and pepper blend