serves 8 small eaters or 4 big eaters; can be frozen

  • 3 cups washed basil leaves, loosely packed
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup parmesan and/or romano cheese, grated

put basil leaves, pine nuts, and garlic into food processor, blend until well mixed, use spatula to push it down a few times

continue blending while adding olive oil

transfer to a bowl and mix in the cheese by hand, then add a little bit of hot water from the pasta cooking (a tablespoon or so) to it just before serving

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