Linguine with Sunflower Pesto
The pleasant, mild taste of sunflower seeds makes them a delicious–and economical–departure from pine nuts in this pesto.
- 2 cups fresh basil leaves
- ½ cup hulled sunflower seeds, plus more for garnish
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- ½ tsp. salt
- ¼ cup olive oil, or more as needed
- 12 oz. linguine