- 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, tightly packed
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon grated fresh Parmesan cheese
How to Make It
Place first 4 ingredients in a food processor; pulse 5 times or until pureed. Add cheese; process until blended.
Tip: People ask all the time how to keep their basil green and fresh. When you buy a bunch of basil, trim the ends and place it in a glass (stems down) with an inch of water at the bottom. Cover the glass with a plastic bag and leave it on your countertop. You won't believe how long it stays green.
Kids Can Help: Basil is so fragrant. Kids seem drawn to it. Making this recipe is an opportunity to teach them how to pick the leaves off the stems.