2 cups firmly packed fresh basil leaves
¾ cup grated Parmesan cheese
¾ cup olive oil
3 cloves garlic
¼ cup pine nuts (or almonds)
Place all ingredients in blender or food processor.
Cover and blend on medium speed for about three minutes, stopping occasionally to scrape sides, until smooth.
n Town and Country Garden Club members Anita Batman and Rose Mary Lary suggest using a different type of nut, such as almonds, or omitting nuts from the recipe if freezing. Pine nuts do not freeze well.