4 cups basil, loosely packed
50 g Parmesan cheese ( or Grana Padano)
3/4 cup toasted pumpkin seeds, pine nuts (traditional)
2 cloves fresh garlic
1 cup good quality olive oil
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1. Place all ingredients in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until all ingredients are well mixed.
2. With the machine running, drizzle in olive oil and blend until smooth (30 seconds to 1 minute, depedning on desired consistency)
3. Use as desired.
Tips and tricks:
Substitute the pumpkins seeds or pine nuts wiht whatever you have on hand. Using toasted peanuts and adding a chili to use with chowmein noodle or rice vermcelli.