I got this recipe from an airline on board magazine and convinced Deb to try it out. This stuff is dynamite. Yum, yum, and yum. It is best if you grow your own basil – if you like this you can go through a lot of basil.
3-4 cups loosely packed fresh basil leaves, washed and spun in a lettuce spinner
Combine garlic, nuts, and cheese in the bowl of a food processor. Whirl until the mixture resembles fine pebbles. Add basil in batches, processing for chop, then drizzle in the olive oil in a stream until the the sauce reaches the desired consistency. Taste, and add salt. Toss with hot cooked pasta. Serve with a bowl of extra grated cheese.
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