Pesto Sauce

A large quantity to use up all that basil in your yard and make plenty to freeze for the year

11 cups firmly packed clean, dry basil leaves
1 ½ cups good quality olive oil
1 cup toasted pine nuts
12 large garlic cloves
4 tsp coarse sea salt

Process all ingredients in a large food processor. Remove to a bowl. Add:

½ cup soft or melted butter
1 ½ cups finely grated Parmesan cheese

Allow to separate in small individual containers before freezing.