Classic Basil Pesto

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Tried and true this is a classic recipe that never fails. Omit the cheese to make dairy free and omit the pine nuts/walnuts to make nut free.

2 cups of tight packed basil, washed and dried well
3 garlic cloves, peeled
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese (omit for dairy free)
2 tablespoons of grated Pecorino Romano cheese - Option: Omit the Romano cheese and replace with extra Parmesan, if desired (omit for dairy free) 
¼ cup of pine nuts or walnuts (omit for nut free)
½ cup of extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

In a food processor or blender, combine the basil, garlic, cheeses, and pine nuts. Process on the pulse mode to mince, being careful not to over process and puree. Texture should be slightly chunky.

Add the olive oil, salt and pepper and pulse a few more times to blend.

Makes about 1 cup.

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