Homemade Pesto 2 cloves garlic, peeled 3/4 teaspoon coarse sea salt 5 cups (20g) loosely-packed basil leaves 5 tablespoons (75ml) olive oil 2 ounces (60g) grated Parmesan cheese 1/4 cup (30g) pine nuts 1. Add garlic, salt, basil, and pine nuts into a food processor (or you can mash with a mortar and pestle.) 2. While mixing, add a steady stream of olive oil and add cheese. 3. Blend until smooth.