I adore pesto sauce and nothing is better than fresh pesto. I always have an abundance of basil during the summer and a lot goes into making pesto. With basil, garlic, and olive oil how can you go wrong? My daughter has a nut allergy so we try to keep them out of the house. She also isn’t a fan of tomato sauce, so she does the typical kid thing of butter and Parmesan cheese on her pasta. I wanted to introduce her to pesto since she loves watching me cook with garlic and basil. While she likes eating my pasta with pesto on it, I haven’t made her a convert yet!
In a food processor, add basil, garlic, salt, pepper, and cheese and pulse until chopped. With the food processor on, slowly pour the olive oil into the food processor. Allow to blend a few seconds after you have poured the last bit of olive oil in and then stop.