When the tomatoes are ripe and get that intense flavor of summer I love to come up with different uses for them. This is an uncooked sauce that can be tossed with any type of pasta. We used it for spaghetti. It has a brightness from the fresh tomatoes and basil and a rich nuttiness from the walnuts. Great for all ages!
- 3/4 C. basil leaves, plus more for garnish
- 1/8 C. olive oil
- 2 T. parmesan cheese
- 1/2 C. walnuts
- 4-5 small, ripe tomatoes, I used plum tomatoes
- 1 clove of garlic
- 1/2 t. salt
Combine all ingredients in the food processor and pulse until smooth. Cook 1 lb. of pasta according to the package directions. Toss the pesto with the hot pasta and serve with more cheese and chopped basil.