This time of year there is nothing like Pesto, pasta and a good red wine. It is light and makes you feel refreshed and satisfied without getting too full!
1 LB Basil leaves (more or less)
1/4 cup Pine nuts, lightly toasted
1/2 C Freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 C Freshly grated Romano cheese
1/2 C Extra virgin olive oil
Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
1. Mix all ingredients, except salt and pepper, together in large bowl. Place 2/3 of mixture into food processor and blend until smooth.
2. Add last 1/3 of mixture to food processor and blend until lightly coarse. The combination of well-blended with coarse-blended pesto gives the sauce the correct feel and releases all the flavor of the basil.
3. Salt and pepper to taste.