2 cups fresh basil
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons cashews, or pine nuts, almonds, walnuts (whatever you have on hand)
2 cloves of garlic
1 hot pepper, stem removed
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1-2 hot peppers**
Directions: In a food processor, chop basil, salt, pepper, garlic, nuts and hot peppers**. Slowly drizzle in olive oil until consistency is what you want. Store in refrigerator or freezer until ready to use. Add cheese to pesto sauce prior to using.
** use at your discretion if you want some kick to it!