Quick Basil and Pecorino Pesto


Quick Basil Pesto
Makes 2 cups

1 bunch of fresh Basil, washed and patted dry

3 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped

3/4 cup olive oil

1 cup Pecorino cheese (or Grana Padano), grated

A handful of pine nuts

Sea Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste



Combine the basil, garlic and pine nuts in a food processor and blend coarsely. Add the olive oil in a slow steady stream while the motor is running.

While the motor is switched off, add the cheese, salt and pepper to taste. Process briefly, then pour out into a small bowl and cover until ready to use.


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