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Jack Mariani's walnut pesto

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  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup walnuts
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmigiano cheese


Put everything except cheese in a food processor and blend. Add extra olive oil if necessary to get the right consistency. Transfer to a bowl and stir in cheese.

Serving suggestion: Cook 1 pound of your favorite pasta and mix with sauce. Sprinkle with extra cheese when serving.

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