- 2 cups fresh basil leaves, throughly washed and patted dry
- 4 good size garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
- 1 cup pine nuts
- 1 cup virgin olive oil
- 1 1/4 cups freshly grated Pecorino Romano cheese
- Salt to taste
- Pepper to taste
Place basil, garlic and pine nuts in food processor and chop finely. Leave processor running and add olive oil in a slow steady stream through feed tube. Turn off the processor. Remove top and add cheese, a sprinkle of salt and a good grinding of pepper. Replace top, and process to combine ingredients. Store in freezer or refrigerator in clean jars.