Pesto is one of the easiest, and most flavor-packed ingredients that you can make. I is great on your favorite pasta, seafood, chicken or steak. Pesto on pasta is a great meal for your first couple days in braces, as the consistencies are all relatively soft. My son who is in braces loves this, while my oldest daughter in braces thinks that there is too much green stuff! One out of two isn’t bad- try it out!
-Dr. Dan Rejman
2 cups packed fresh basil leaves
2 cloves garlic
1/4 cup pine nuts
2/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1/2 cup freshly grated pecorino or parmesan cheese
Combine the basil, garlic, and pine nuts and olive oil in a food processor or blender and pulse and mix until fully incorporated and smooth. Mix in the cheese and blend for several seconds and season with salt and pepper.