This quick and easy dish is a perfect summer meal
for two. It can make an elegant and romantic dinner served with wine, or a simple lunch dish to be enjoyed on your back patio. Basil is actually really easy to grow yourself but if you don't have a green thumb look for bunches in your grocery store with bright, firm leaves. Freshly grated Parmesan cheese melts right into this pesto and balances perfectly with the basil and garlic. The pesto goes beautifully with cheese or meat-filled tortellini, so you choose whatever you like best. And why
stop there? You can use this pesto with any pasta, whether it be cavatelli,
penne or linguini. Or even dollop it on fish or stir a few tablespoons through boiled baby potatoes for a delicious side dish.