The versatile and beautiful basil sauce for pasta, from Genoa in northern Italy. Try it with tomato salads, in a chicken sandwich or dolloped into Minestrone Soup.

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Prep Time: 10mins Servings: 1 cup
  • 100g basil leaves

    100ml olive oil

    25g pine nuts

    2 cloves garlic, lightly crushed

    ½ tsp salt

    50g parmesan cheese, grated

  • 1. Put the basil, olive oil, pine nuts, garlic and salt in a blender or food processor and process at medium speed until a green paste forms. Add the grated cheese and process again briefly.

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