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Basic pesto sauce

Recipe from: 11/3/1993 12:00:00 AM
Ingredients 6
Servings 0


  • 2
    cloves garlic
  • 250
    fresh basil leaves
  • 100
    olive oil (you may need more)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • a handful (or more) of Parmesan or pecorino cheese
  • 30
    fresh ricotta cheese (optional)


Place peeled cloves garlic and the basil leaves in a food processor. With the motor running, slowly add the olive oil until a smooth liquidy paste forms. Season with salt and pepper. You can also add a good handful or two of grated Parmesan or pecorino and, if you need to stretch it, add a tablespoon or two of fresh ricotta cheese.


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