Nutty, fresh, creamy and herbal basil pesto plus a VEGAN variation.
Pulse basil,salt and pine nuts in a food processor.
Add the garlic and cheese.
With the machine running, slowly drizzle in the olive oil. Continue processing until the mixture is well blended but still has some texture.
Add lemon juice if using, then taste, and season with salt and pepper if necessary.
Enjoy by tossing in pasta, spreading on a sandwich or make a basil pesto pizza.