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Category: Spaghetti Sauce, Pasta & Rice
Servings: 4
Total time: 10 min
Level: Easy
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An authentic Italian recipe from our kitchen to yours. Buon Appetito!


- 1 cup tightly packed basil leaves, cleaned and destemmed

- 1 tablespoon Italian pine nuts

- 1 clove garlic

- 1/3 cup grated pecorino romano cheese

- Extra virgin olive oil

- Salt


1.  In a small skillet over low heat, place the pine nuts. Toast the nuts until they are lightly golden on all sides and then remove the pan from the heat.

2.  In a mixing bowl or the bowl for a food processor, add the basil, toasted pine nuts, garlic, cheese and a pinch of salt. If using an immersion blender, add 1/2 cup olive oil and blend until the mixture is a smooth sauce, roughly the consistency of yogurt. If using a food processor, close the lid and start pureeing the ingredients. Open the chute and gradually add a thin stream of olive oil until the mixture combines to the desired consistency.




3.  Serve over your favorite pasta or with bruschette for dipping.


- Parmigiano Reggiano cheese can be substituted for the pecorino in this dish.