I thought that I had posted this back in the summer but it seems to have never made it up here. I know that we are so far removed from basil weather it isn't funny, it's only 13 degrees today! Anyway in case you have a crop of basil that grew indoors or if you are in a warmer climate here is an easy recipe for Pesto.
Remove your basil leaves from the stem and wash. I enlisted Molly to do this for me. You need 2 cups of leaves.
1/4 C. Walnuts, 3 cloves of garlic, 1/4 tsp. salt blend until a paste in a food processor.
Add your basil leaves and 1/2 C. grated Parmesan or Romano cheese to the food processor.
Pour in 1/2 C. of olive oil, continue to pulse until everything is well mixed.
Delicious pesto perfect for adding to spaghetti sauces, pizza, or just by itself.