Since the basil is ready to start harvesting and I do love pesto...my little sioux chef and I whipped up a quick batch this afternoon. Now if we can just keep ourselves from dipping tortilla chips in it and save some for the pasta dish I plan to make later in the week...
2 Minute Basil Pesto
1 1/2 cups fresh basil leaves
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
1/3 cup pine nuts
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
As demonstrated by my little sioux chef above...dump everything into blender or food processor and pulse until everything is chopped up and mixed together.
You may need to take a spatula and scrape the sides of the blender and pulse again a couple of times just to really blend everything together.
**You can also substitute walnuts or almonds for the pine nuts and add lemon juice or hot pepper flakes if you like.**