Spinach & Basil Pesto
1 cup packed fresh basil leaves, washed and dried
1 cup packed fresh baby spinach leaves, washed and dried
1/2 cup grated Pecorino Romano cheese
3 cloves of garlic, peeled
1/2 cup super fresh and fruity Extra Virgin Olive Oil like an Arbequina
1/4 cup toasted pine nuts (optional) Note: Walnuts can also be used.
2 teaspoons kosher salt or to taste
In the jar of your blender add the salt, garlic, spinach, and basil followed by the cheese, nuts, and olive oil. Process on low until smooth, about 10-15 seconds, stopping the machine to scrape down the sides as necessary. Prepare your favorite cut of pasta and toss the strained, hot pasta with the pesto.
Makes about 2 cups of pesto