Fresh basil and pasta can mean only one thing! Extraordinary! I love using fresh basil to make pesto. Pesto is simply another classic sauce Italians use on their pasta. Traditionally it’s made with fresh basil, olive oil, pine-nuts, garlic and fresh parmesan but in today’s world a lot of variations have been created. The basil can be substituted for many green leaves such as Arugula and Spinach. A lot of recipes do not use nuts again because of the raise in nut allergies but I love the addition of nuts as it adds texture to the dish. Even the kind of cheese has changed. A hard-aged cheese is always used but aged cheddar and aged swiss is now used to substitute the parmesan as these can be more affordable at times. This pesto is super rich and tasty. A little really does go a long way enabling you to save more for another time. I sometimes use pesto on bread or even to roast vegetables, I hope when you try this you too will become a pesto fan. Enjoy!