Homemade Basil Pesto
clean and packed
can substitute with walnuts, almond or pepitas
red pepper flakes
extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper
Toast pine nuts over medium heat until browned and toasted.
Add clean basil, pine nuts, garlic, red pepper flakes, and lemon juice to food processor. Pulse until nuts and basil are finely chopped.
While food processor is on, drizzle olive oil into bowl until well mixed. You may need to scrape bowl with spatula to help mix.
Add parmesan cheese and mix well. Season with salt and pepper to taste.