4-Herbed Pesto

2 cups small whole wheat macaroni shells
2 1/2 tablespoons basil
2 tablespoons oregano or 2 tablespoons marjoram
1 tablespoon dill weed
1 tablespoon parsley
2  small cloves of garlic, minced
3 tablespoons sunflower seeds
Cook and drain pasta.

While pasta is cooking, crumble herbs into an unoiled cast-iron pan over a medium flame. Stir rapidly and continuously with a wooden spoon until herbs darken, then push them to the side of the pan. Add a little bit of oil and the garlic to the center of the pan. After 1 minute, stir in the herbs. Add sunflower seeds and cook for another few minutes.

Serve over cooked and drained pasta.

Ease of Preparation: Easy

Preparation Time: 5 min

Cook Time: 15 min

Servings: 2

From: Herb Quarterly, No. 21

Nutrition Facts
As prepared, each serving contains 490 calories, 9g total fat, 0mg cholesterol, 80mg sodium, 88g total carbohydrate and 20g protein.