Pesto Sauce


  • 2 cups packed fresh basil leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup organic Italian (no Chinese) pine nuts
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Himalayan salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Save till the end... 

  • Additional 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan chees


Combine the basil, garlic, and pine nuts in a food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped. Add 1/3 cup olive oil and process until fully incorporated and smooth. Season with the salt and pepper.

Add all the remaining oil and pulse until smooth. Transfer the pesto to a large serving bowl and mix in the cheese.