you know what's better than homemade pesto? NOTHING! i want to eat it by the spoonful it's just so damn yummy! it's also brilliantly simple- you'll kick yourself for not making it before. there are a million and one things to do with it once you've got it, and tomorrow i'll post my first suggestion. as with all simple recipes- use the highest quality and freshest ingredients you can get your mitts on. and lastly: anyone who thinks you need parmesan cheese to make an incredible pesto is dead wrong. save money, your arteries and cows- try it vegan!
3 cups fresh basil, sans stems
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup pine nuts
4 small/medium cloves of garlic
the how: throw it all in a food processor and blend. add salt to taste. show no restraint.