Welcome summer with this simple but delicious homemade pesto with fragrant basil. We’ve added wheat germ to boost nutrients and flavor and create a heartier pesto.
Makes 3/4 cup
1 pound pasta of choice
2 cups packed basil leaves
2 tablespoons pine nuts
6 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup Kretschmer Original Toasted Wheat Germ
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt
Cook pasta according to package instructions, reserving 1/3 cup water from pot.
While pasta cooks, place basil, wheat germ, Parmigiano-Reggiano, pine nuts and olive oil in the food processor. Process until smooth.
Transfer pesto to large bowl. Add pasta and gently toss together, adding pasta water as needed. Season with salt and serve immediately.