Green Hatch Chile Pecan Pesto

2 large cloves garlic*

½ cup Melissa’s Green Hatch Chile Pecans

½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

½ teaspoon kosher salt

¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

3 cups fresh basil

Scant ½ cup extra virgin olive oil

Place garlic, pecans, Parmesan, salt, and pepper into the work bowl of a food processor and pulse until it looks like course meal. Add basil, and pulse once or twice. Then, with motor running, slowly pour olive oil in through the work tube until everything is well blended and creamy. Store in an airtight container (drizzling the top with a little extra olive oil will keep it from turning dark). Best when used within two days. It freezes beautifully.

* Use more if you like things extra garlicky.