Spinach and Basil Pesto with Extra Virgin Olive Oil


Ingredients:
1 cup packed fresh basil leaves, washed and dried
1 cup packed fresh baby spinach leaves, washed and dried
1/2 cup grated Pecorino Romano cheese
3 cloves of garlic, peeled
1/2 cup super fresh and fruity Extra Virgin Olive Oil such as Cobrançosa or Arbequina
1/4 cup toasted pine nuts (optional)
2 teaspoons kosher salt or to taste
Directions:
In the jar of your blender add the salt, garlic, spinach, and basil followed by the cheese, nuts, and olive oil.  Process on low until smooth, about 10-15 seconds, stopping the machine to scrape down the sides as necessary.  Prepare  your favorite cut of pasta and toss the strained, hot pasta with the pesto.

Makes about 2 cups of pesto