Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 5 mins

I had excess basil from a friend with an overgrown herb garden and used it for this amazingly rich, creamy sauce, thats very easy. Great with pasta, chicken, etc.


  1. Heat light cream, salt and pepper over medium-low heat, allow to come to a simmer while working on the basil.
  2. Place basil, garlic, nuts, and cheese in food processor and blend until almost smooth.
  3. Add olive oil in thin stream until emulsifies, while scraping the sides down to blend (emulsify: turns a lighter shade of green).
  4. By this time the cream will have come to a light simmer, add half of the cream to your basil mix and blend, until smooth, add this back to the remaining cream in the pan.
  5. Bring to a light simmer for 5 minute.
  6. Serve! :).
Most Helpful

fantastic. I added quite a bit of salt. Used heavy whipping cream instead of Light Cream. Not sure what Light cream is. great stuff. It smelled so dang good!

duncanshannon November 12, 2006