small clove garlic
loosely packed fresh basil leaves, washed
kosher salt and pepper
cup plus 1 tablespoon
extra-virgin olive oil
(about 1 ounce) grated Parmesan
- Cook the pasta according to the package directions.
- Place the garlic, pine nuts, basil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 pepper in the bowl of a food processor and pulse to combine. While the machine is running, drizzle in the oil through the feed tube, stopping occasionally to scrape down the sides. Transfer to a bowl and stir in the Parmesan.
- Divide the pasta among bowls and spoon the pesto over the top.