Lemon basil pesto is a vibrant alternative to traditional pesto. This fresh herb puree is a wonderful spread, or fantastic alongside chicken, fish, and pasta.
Heat a pan on medium heat and add pine nuts. Stir until pine nuts are lightly toasted.
Remove pine nuts from heat and allow to cool.
In a food processor or blender combine basil, and pine nuts. Pulse lightly for about a minute.
Add lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, lemon zest, and parmesan cheese and mix together until smooth.