This verdant dip is a sociable creation that engages amicably with anything it meets — pasta, rice, bread, crackers, savoury muffins — and it tastes superb.
It’s also super easy. A good food processor helps although a pestle and mortar can be used if you feel energetic.
2 bunches fresh basil
1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
3 garlic cloves
150 grams pine nuts
1/4 cup virgin olive oil (you may need a little more if the consistency is too dry)
5 drops tabasco sauce
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
Place everything into a food processor and blast away until the mixture is fairly smooth. It should be moist (not runny). If it’s too dry, add a little more olive oil.
Set it loose upon anything you like.