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  • 1 pound, 9 ounces local, fresh basil
  • 1 cup, 2 tablespoons, 2 1/4 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup, 2 3/4 teaspoons grated parmesan cheese
  • 3 tablespoons, 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon, 1 3/4 teaspoons fresh garlic, peeled
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper


  1. In the food processor, add basil, along with all other ingredients, except olive oil.
  2. Process until smooth, drizzling in olive oil as needed.
  3. Taste: cheese typically provides enough salt. Could add up to 1/2 teaspoon per 16 yield batch.
  4. This is a versatile and easy to make recipe. It can be used on pasta, or to jazz up fish, chicken, or sandwiches. Can be frozen up to 1 month.

Source: Pisanick Partners, LLC