What you will need for Pesto Sauce:
2 cups of fresh basil leaves
½ cup grated parmesan
2 small cloves of garlic
½ tsp of salt
½ tsp of pepper
½ cup of extra virgin olive oil
Whole grain pasta of your choice (We prefer Penne!)
1 whole tomato diced
¼ cup of parmesan if desired for topping
Combine all of the ingredients except for the olive oil in a food processor. Pulse until the ingredients combine and form a thick paste. Keep the processor on and add oil slowly until everything is combined. Set the Pesto sauce to the side.
Cook the Pasta in a large pot of boiling water, until al dente. Drain the pasta and toss with Pesto sauce. Serve hot.
Top your pesto pasta with your desired amount of tomatoes and parmesan and enjoy!