A recipe for classic pesto sauce made with fresh basil and only five ingredients; use it for pasta, chicken salad, a spread on sandwiches, or pizza!
In a food processor or blender, pulse together the basil, pine nuts and garlic 5 to 7 times, until finely chopped.
With the machine running, slowly drizzle in the olive oil. Scrape down the sides of the machine and add the cheese. Pulse a few more times to blend.
Serve immediately or store in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.