3 Cups packed, fresh basil leaves
4 cloves garlic
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup pine nuts
1 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon fresh ground black pepper
- Combine basil, garlic, and nuts in the bowl of a food processor or blender. Blend to a smooth paste. Add parsley if desired.
- drizzle in the olive oil while the processor runs
- mix in cheese
- add salt and pepper to taste
- NOTE: This recipe makes two cups. I place into 1/2 cup containers and freeze for later use.