2 ¾cupsloosely packed basil leaves; washed and well dried
2tablespoonsfreshly grated Parmesan cheese
2teaspoonfresh lemon juice
3tablespoonextra virgin olive oil
With the motor running; drop the pine nuts and garlic through the food chute of a food processor; process until minced, stopping to scrape the sides of the bowl as necessary. Stop the machine; add the basil, cheese, and lemon juice; process until finely minced; using on/off pulses. With the motor on, slowly pour the olive oil through the food chute and process until well blended. Makes about ½ cup.