This was my first time making Pesto sauce on my own. J got me a lovely food processor for my birthday last year that I need to utilize more.
2 cloves of garlic, a few quick food processor pulses. Or 3 cloves if you really like garlic, which I do.
2 cups basil leaves. I found a Basil plant at Winco for $3 and that seemed to be enough. Process that for a couple of seconds until it looks like a paste.
3 Tbs pine nuts, lightly toasted is best. Or walnuts, or pecans, or peanuts, or almonds.
A pinch of salt and pepper.
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
Process that all together and add 1/2 cup olive oil, or more until you get the right consistency you want.
Use immediately or it can be store refrigerated for 2 - 3 days. For longer storage stick it in the freezer.