Basic Presto Pesto

2 C loosely packed basil leaves (around 30-40+ leaves) **mix in arugula for variety
1/2 C extra virgin olive oil (more or less depending on desired consistency)
1/2 C fresh shredded parmesan or romano
2-3 TBS pine nuts (or walnuts)
1 clove garlic, chopped
pinch of salt

Blend in a food processor, blender, or mortar & pestle

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