1. Pour one cup of olive oil into a blender.
2. Add fresh basil from the garden (about 3 cups, but guesstimate) or you can buy some packaged at the store. Recommendation if store bought, get more bang for your buck with plant not container sales.
3. Blend the two together.
4. Then add 3 tablespoons of minced garlic and about a 1/2 cup of pine nuts (more cost effective option is walnuts)
5. Blend together
6. Add Parmesan cheese if you want as well as fresh tomatoes on top as a garnish.