Hello, today I am making simple 5-ingredient basil pesto pasta sauce. First, add 1 cup of packed basil leaves into a food processor. Today I am using a mini processor because I am making pesto only for 4 (pasta) dishes. Then process until coarsely blended. Pesto can be made with mortar and pestle, which is actually a traditional way of making pesto. And add in 2 tablespoons of pine nuts, 1 small clove of garlic, finely chopped, 1/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese, Parmigiano-Reggiano or Pecorino preferred, 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil, if you don’t like the strong flavor of extra virgin, just use olive oil. and salt and pepper for seasoning. Then process until blended a little coarsely. Almonds can be a good substitute. I guess pine nuts are least likely available at home. And if you use a bigger processor, this can be just one-stop recipe: add the ingredients all at once and blend. Voila! Fragrant basil pesto. Super quick, easy, and healthy. Serve immediately with pasta or bread. Don’t forget extra Parmesan cheese. Bon appetit! I love this nutty basil flavored pasta. Also I love the green color. Don’t forget to check out my other easy and simple Italian recipe playlist. Thank you for watching. Bye for now.