- 2 cups chopped fresh basil
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/2 cup pine nuts or walnuts
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 tablespoons minced garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder (optional)
Place the basil in a blender. Pour in about 1 tablespoon of the oil, and blend basil into a paste. Gradually add nuts, Parmesan cheese, garlic, and remaining oil. Continue to blend until smooth.
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