It's not yet the season for Fresh Basil here in the Northwest but Trader Joes always has some and I had a request for this recipe from our Ukiah days. This is an easy, to die for Pesto. Get some warm baguette and go for it! I've had this since the 1970's/80's.
1 Cup fresh Basil leaves
3 t0 4 peeled cloves of garlic
1/4 cup fresh parsley (some people leave this out)
2 tablespoon pine nuts
1/2 cup olive oil, this amount varies
3/4 cup Parmesan cheese
salt and pepper
In the Blender chop everything except the oil and cheese. Once chopped slowly add oil while blending until smooth and creamy. Add more oil if needed. Add cheese last and serve. Great stirred into pasta or picked up on some great Italian bread.