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.