I am sure many of you know Mary or at least her recipes. She has an outstanding blog and many of us make visits there, on a regular basis. There is always a new recipe to greet us and for me, I usually want to make that recipe. Over my blogging time, I have done just that and as a result, I had success.
Whole Wheat Pasta with Walnut and Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite inspired by a recipe originally appearing in Taste of Home Magazine
1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes (not packed in oil)
1/2 cup boiling water
12 ounces uncooked gluten-free spaghetti
2 cups loosely packed basil leaves (I did not have enough basil but I had plenty of parsley in my herb garden, so I used a mixture of both. I would guess, there was a little more parsley.)
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth (vegetable broth)
1/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
3 tablespoons olive oil
1) Place tomatoes in a small bowl and cover with boiling water.Let stand for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, cook spaghetti according to package directions.
2) Place basil, Parmesan cheese and garlic in a food processor; cover and pulse until chopped. Add tomatoes with soaking liquid, broth, walnuts, salt and pepper; cover and process until blended. While processing, gradually add oil in a steady stream. (I had to use my blender and did not expect good results. The walnuts were the only ingredient that did not blend completely but we liked the little bit of chunkiness.)
3) Drain spaghetti; toss with pesto. Serve immediately. Yield: 6 servings.
I pretty much followed Mary's recipe except when I either did not have the ingredient or it could not be eaten for health reasons.
We enjoyed this tremendously. We did not use too much on the pasta. We mixed it until spaghetti was lightly coated. It was filled with flavor from the pesto. My gratitude to Mary.