2 Cups Basil
1/4 C walnuts or pine nuts
1/4 C hard cheese (asiago or parm)
1/4 C olive oil
Pepper & Salt to taste
1/2 box whole wheat pasta
1/4 C pasta water
For the pesto process in a food processor basil, nuts, cheese, salt and pepper until it forms a paste. While running drizzle in oil til a smooth paste forms.
Cook the pasta according to package directions. Place 1/4- 1/2C of pesto in the bottom of a bowl add 1/4 C reserved pasta water toss with noodles. Garnish with cheese and serve.
NOTE: Pesto freezes well so you can freeze the leftovers or make a larger serving of pasta
The breadsticks are from Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a day I can't rave enough about the book see the post here:
Artisian Bread In Five
I modified the recipe slightly by sprinkling dried herbs in a few tablespoons of olive oil to brush the tops of breadsticks with prior to baking.