In a food processor bowl fitted with a metal blade, place the basil leaves and garlic cloves.
Pulse until both are coarsely chopped. Add enough olive oil until your desired sauce consistency is achieved.
Scrape down the sides and add more oil if necessary.
The sauce is ready to use in pastas, pizzas, sandwiches, and appetizers, anywhere you might use pesto.
To store: Cover the surface of the sauce with a thin layer of oil oil. Store the sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator or in the freezer. Stir to recombine the ingredients prior to use.
Serve the sauce as a replacement for pesto or olive oil drizzle in recipes. It's delicious in soup, pasta, pizza, or wraps.Promptly store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator, for up to 3 days.Nutritional values are approximate and based on 1/8 the recipe.Variations: if you'd like, you can add other fresh herbs like parsley or cilantro to the sauce as well as other flavor additions, such as red pepper flakes or lemon zest.