4 cups loosely packed fresh basil leaves
1 1/2 cups olive oil
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup pine nuts
3 cloves garlic
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Process all ingredients in an electric blender or food processor until mixture is smooth, stopping once to scrape down sides.
Note: Pesto may be frozen in 2-tablespoon portions in sections of ice cube trays. Allow 1 cube per 2 ounces pasta.