This is a very versatile and simple sauce. Simply enjoy it as an appetizer with your favorite cheese, crusty bread and strawberries. My kids love it tossed with pasta.
Crushed Basil Pesto
2 cups Basil leaves ; packed tightly
1 cup Parmigiano Reggiano ; grated
1 Clove garlic ; minced
1 cup olive oil
1/4 cup Pine nuts
Salt & Pepper; to taste
Chop basil fine.
Grate fresh parm with microplane.
Toast pine nuts over medium heat until golden. Crush pine nuts so at least each nut breaks.
Mix all ingredients well with a spoon.
Season with salt and pepper.