Pistou

This aromatic sauce of basil, Parmesan, and garlic is often served with sliced roast lamb in southern France.

Pistou
This aromatic sauce of basil, Parmesan, and garlic is often served with sliced roast lamb in southern France.
Yield: makes About 1 Cup

Ingredients

  • 6 12 cups loosely packed basil leaves
  • 34 cup grated Parmesan
  • 6 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • 3 Tbsp. pine nuts
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Into a food processor put basil, Parmesan, 3 tbsp. of the oil, garlic, and pine nuts. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  2. Pulse until finely chopped; add remaining 3 tbsp. of oil and process until sauce thickens and comes together.