There is nothing like fresh basil pesto to liven up a simple dish of pasta, chicken or fish. This pesto pasta can be served cold during summertime, or warm if you want a cozy winter dinner!
Basil Pesto -use as a pasta sauce, smear on a sandwich or dip in some veggies! 🌿
2 cups packed fresh basil leaves
2 cloves garlic
1/4 cup pine nuts
2/3 cup Pacifica Culinaria Garlic Olive Oil, divided
Salt & Pepper, to taste
1/2 cup freshly grated Pecorino cheese
Combine the basil, garlic, and pine nuts in a food processor and pulse until chopped. Add 1/2 cup of the oil and process until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.
Add all remaining oil and pulse until smooth. Transfer the pesto to a large serving bowl and mix in cheese.
Pesto Pasta -
Cook pasta according to directions. Mix in pesto and top with sundried tomatoes and green olives.