Makes 1 Cup
2 cups fresh basil leaves
2 cloves garlic
¼ cup pine nuts
2/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
½ cup freshly grated Pecorino cheese
1. Combine the basil, garlic, and pine nuts in a food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped.
2. Add ½ cup of the oil and process until fully incorporated and smooth. Season with salt and pepper.
3. Add all the remaining oil and pulse until smooth. Transfer the pesto to a large serving bowl and mix in the cheese.