Lemon-Basil Pesto
Serves: 4


2cupsBasil Leaves
1/4cupParmesan Cheese, grated
1/2cupOlive Oil
3tablespoonsPine Nuts
3clovesGarlic, Minced
2teaspoonsFresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
1pinchCoarse Salt
1pinchFresh Ground Black Pepper

Place basil leaves and parmesan in food processor. Process until basil is well chopped. Slowly add olive oil in steady stream, while food processor is running. Add pine nuts, garlic and lemon juice, and process until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve pesto over pasta, on a grilled portobello sandwich, as a vegetable dip, or add to your favorite potato salad recipe.