I had a ton of basil leftover in my window box and this is how I used it. You can even freeze whatever you don’t use and it stays good for six months in the freezer. Here is my recipe:
4 large cloves of garlic
1 T pine nuts
1/4 c extra virgin olive oil
1/4 c parmesan cheese or asiago grated
I gathered about five bunches of basil and plucked all of the leaves off
Use your food processor/ blender and make sure your garlic is completely chopped. Add Pine nuts and cheese and process until you get everything finely processed. Add basil leaves and olive oil and blend all together. This may be where you have to add a bit more oil or water, little bits at a time in order to get the correct consistency. Toss with some hot whole wheat pasta. Eat alone or add chopped tomatoes and/or mozzarella cheese.