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Homemade Pesto

 1 1/2 c. freshly grated parmesan cheese
 7-9 cloves of garlic
 1/2 c. walnuts
 4-6 c. fresh basil, packed
 1 1/2 c. EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)
 1 tsp kosher salt
 1 tsp fresh cracked black pepper
1

Grate parmesan cheese with food processor's shredding blade, set aside

Using chopping/mixing blade of food processor
2

Smash whole garlic gloves with side of chef's knife (carefully of course) or bottom of a wine bottle, remove peels and add to food processor, pulse until coarsely chopped

3

Add walnuts and pulse 5-6 seconds

4

Add basil, salt and pepper, turn processor on low and slowly drizzle in EVOO until finely pureed

5

Add parmesan cheese and mix another minute

6

Sever immediately or store in air tight container like a mason jelly jars