Basil Pesto Spread

2 c. fresh basil
4 cloves garlic
1/3 c. olive oil
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/2 – 3/4 c. nuts (pine nuts, pecans, almonds, walnuts)

Place all ingredients in a  Cuisinart Food Processor. Blend until smooth. Serve immediately or freeze in ice cube trays and then bag for later use. Serving suggestions include serving with your favorite pastas or spreading over cream cheese, heating and dipping sliced baguette bread or crackers.

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