Bright basil, warm olive oil, and a zing of lemon and garlic combine for an absolutely sublime sauce.
- 2 cups basil leaves loosely packed
- 1 small clove garlic minced
- ¼ tsp. salt
- 3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tbsp. fresh squeezed lemon juice
Combine garlic, lemon juice, and salt in a mortar or a food processor. Let sit for 5 minutes
Add remaining ingredients. If using mortar and pestle crush thoroughly. If using food processor, pulse until basil leaves are well chopped but not pureed.
Serve over pork chops, chicken thighs, salmon, eggs, or just about anything else.