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.

Prep Time: 10mins


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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