Spinach and Basil Pesto
2 cups fresh spinach leaves
2 T garlic puree or finely minced fresh garlic
2/3 cup pine nuts
1 1/3 cup good quality grated Parmesan cheese
2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
To make this successfully you’ll need a food processor. There are many good brands, but for many years I’ve used a Cuisinart Food Processor DLC 10. Spinach and basil should be washed and dried well. Put in food processor with steel blade and pulse repeatedly until both are well chopped, stirring a few times as needed. Add garlic, pine nuts, and Parmesan and blend for 2-3 minutes until nuts are finely chopped and mixture is well combined. With lid on and processor running, drizzle olive oil in through the feed tube until mixture is the consistency you prefer. I don’t like my pesto to be too thick, but if you prefer a thicker texture, you won’t need as much oil. .