You can use this as a spread on sandwiches, as a sauce on pasta, or (my favorite) as a topping on sliced tomatoes!
2 cups packed fresh basil leaves
¾ cup grated Parmesan cheese
¾ cup olive oil
3 cloves garlic
¼ cup pine nuts
1. Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Pulse until ingredients become blended, then puree until smooth.
Store any unused sauce in the refrigerator.
Makes 1 1/3 cups pesto
Adapted from Betty Crocker's New Cookbook: Everything You Need to Know to Cook (8th Ed.)