2 cups fresh basil leaves, packed
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan, Reggiano, or Ramano cheese
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/3 cup pine nuts or walnuts
3 medium sized garlic cloves, minced
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1. Combine the basil and pine nuts in a food processor. Add the garlic.
2. Slowly add the olive oil in a constant stream while the food processor is on. Stop to scrape down the sides of the food processor. Add the grated cheese and pulse again until blended. Add a pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Makes 1 cup.