1ouncefresh basil(approximately 3/4 cup when chopped finely)
1/2cupextra virgin olive oil
1tablespoonred wine vinegar
1teaspoonfresh squeezed lemon juice
3/4teaspoonfresh ground black pepper
Bring a medium sized pot of water to a boil. Fill a medium sized bowl with ice water.
Add basil to the boiling water, making sure to push it down so that it blanches evenly. After 15 seconds, scoop out the wilted basil and add it to the ice water to halt the cooking process. Once cold, user paper towels to try to squeeze out as much water as possible.
Place the basil, olive oil, vinegars, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper into a blender and puree on high speed until smooth.