Pesto and Parmesan

BRING TO: cocktail parties; also great for wine & cheese night and dinner parties

Prep time: 10 Min

Serves: 5

Prep Time: 10 Min
Serves: 5


1/2 cup walnuts or pine nuts
8 garlic clove
5 cups fresh basil leaves
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. ground black pepper
1 1/2 cups olive oil
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
for garnish shaved parmesan cheese


1. Place the walnuts or pine nuts, garlic, basil, salt and pepper in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade. Process mixture until smooth. With the processor running, slowly pour the olive oil into the bowl through the feed tube and process until the pesto is thoroughly pureed. Add the Parmesan and puree for a minute.
2.Spread pesto on Bagel Crisp and garnish with shaved Parmesan.