Freeze the extras to have a healthy flavorful sauce in the dead of winter. This savory sauce is the perfect addition to pasta, a delicious spread on sandwiches and can even be used as the base of a delicious grilled pizza.
Place the pines nuts and garlic in the bowl of a food processor and blend for 30 seconds.
Add the basil leaves, no-salt substitute and ground black pepper.
With the processor running, slowly pour the olive oil into the bowl through the feed tube and process until the pesto is finely pureed.
Add the parmesan cheese and puree for one minute. Serve, or store the pesto in the refrigerator or freezer in a sealed jar with a thin film of olive oil on top.