Pesto is an essential ingredient in the kitchen here. I add it to the pasta, sauces, shrimps.
I usually buy once a month some fresh basil leaves in the store, throw it into the blender with all the other ingredients and store it in the glass jar.
3 cups fresh basil leaves
4 gloves of garlic
3/4 grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup pine nuts
Combine all the ingredients into the blender. Easy!