Only the Italians can take just a few fresh ingredients and transform them into a satisfying, vibrant, raw sauce. I use a pestle and mortar to make my pesto sauce because the smell is so intoxicating as I mash everything together. Feel free to dump all the ingredients, except the cheeses, into a blender or food processor. Stir in the Parmesan and Pecorino.
To make it Ligurian style, add steamed potatoes and green beans! Serve with a chilled bottle of Madrevite Elve Grechetto.
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4 cups Fresh Basil
3 Garlic Cloves
1/4 cup Pine Nuts, lightly toasted
1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese, grated
1/4 cup Pecorino Cheese, grated
1/2 cup EVOO
Pinch of Sea Salt