Add the roughly chopped garlic, toasted pine nuts and finely grated parmesan cheese to the bowl fo a food processor and process until smooth. Then, add in the basil.
Pulse a few times until chopped then let it run as you drizzle the olive oil into the processor as it runs until emulsified. Season with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, give a squeeze of lemon juice, and whiz again until combined.
Taste for seasoning and adjust to your liking.
One of the benefits of making a homemade pesto is substituting ingredients with what you have on hand or to create new and unique flavor profiles with what's in season. Check out my blog post for a full list of ingredient substitutions you can try.
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