Basic pesto, made with basil, olive oil, pine nuts, and pecorino cheese.
Fresh Basil Leaves
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
Combine the basil, garlic, and pine nuts in a food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped.
Add 1/2 cup of the oil and process until fully incorporated and smooth.
Season with salt and pepper. Add all the remaining oil and pulse until smooth.
Transfer the pesto to a large serving bowl and mix in the cheese.