This classic italian sauce is fantastic on fresh pasta. You can also use it in a cake. Simply blend the following ingredients together until you obtain a smooth paste. Use it right away otherwise the basil will turn brown in contact with the air…

For about 150 grams (1/3 pound) of pesto, blend together:

  • 2 or 3 bunches of fresh basil leaves
  • 3 peeled garlic cloves (remove the germ)
  • 4 tablespoons freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon rock salt
  • 10 centiliters (almost 4 fl. oz.) olive oil
  • 2 handfulls (50 grams) pine nuts

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