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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

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

Using chopping/mixing blade of food processor

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


Add walnuts and pulse 5-6 seconds


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


Add parmesan cheese and mix another minute


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