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Citrus Pesto

3 cups of basil

½ cup of pine nuts, toasted

2 cloves of garlic

1 lemon, zested and juiced

1 orange zested and juiced

½ teaspoons of salt

½ teaspoons black pepper

½ cup extra virgin olive oil

1 cup grated Parmesan

 

Blend the basil, pine nuts, garlic, zests juices, salt and pepper in a food processor until the mixture is finely chopped.  With the machine running gradually add the olive oil until the mixture is smooth and creamy.  Transfer to a bowl and stir in the Parmesan. 

To be honest, I actually use a blender instead of a food processor.  My blender is smaller and easier to get down. 

This pasta can be used to marinade chicken, toss over pasta, or to make a fantastic grilled mozzarella cheese sandwich. 

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