Traditional Basil Pesto

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2 c. fresh basil leaves, packed
1/4 c. grated parmesan cheese
1/4 c. toasted pine nuts (pignoli)
Salt & pepper
Extra virgin olive oil

Place all ingredients except the oil into the bowl of a food processor.

Pulse until just combined. Then use the opening at the top to slowly pour in olive oil while the machine is running until desired texture is reached.

Serve pesto over your favorite pasta.

Buon Appetito!