I promise you, if you make this for ANYONE, even your non-vegan friends, they will kiss you square on the lips. And, your kitchen will smell like Heaven!!!
Cook pasta according to package directions.
In your food processor, pulse chop...
2 tbsp pine nuts
2 cloves garlic, peeled
1 cup fresh basil leaves
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
...and pulse until fine.
Through the feed tube, with the machine running, drizzle in....
1/2 cup olive oil
... until well incorporated.
Add 1/3 cup nutritional yeast and blend. (For non-vegan friends, use parm.)
Stir desired amount into hot pasta and yum. Store unused pesto for up to one day in a plastic container with a very thin film of olive oil on top to protect the color.