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Basil sauce

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Preparation info

  • Makes about

    300 ml

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

The Cooking of the Mediterranean

The Cooking of the Mediterranean

By Jane Grigson

Published 1991

  • About

Excellent with fresh pasta or stirred into vegetable soups. Basil is not a commonly sold herb but many people now grow it in their gardens. The quantity given here assumes that it is lightly packed into the measuring container.

Ingredients

  • 500 ml (¾ pint) basil leaves
  • 60 g (2

Method

Process or blend the basil, pine kernels, garlic and 6 × 15 ml spoon (6 tablespoons) olive oil. Whizz to a paste and then add the remaining olive oil and the cheeses. Taste and add extra cheese if you l