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- Yield: Makes 1 1/4 cups
Source: Everyday Food, September 2005
- 1/2 cup pine nuts or walnuts
- 4 cups loosely packed fresh basil or parsley leaves
- 1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 clove garlic
- Salt and pepper
- 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread nuts on a rimmed baking sheet; toast in oven until golden and fragrant, tossing occasionally, 5 to 8 minutes. Let cool completely.
In a food processor, combine toasted nuts, basil, Parmesan, and garlic; season with salt and pepper. Process until finely chopped. With machine running, pour olive oil in a steady stream through the feed tube; process until smooth.