Almonds contain healthy fats, fiber, protein, magnesium, and vitamin E along with various health benefits. When combined with traditional herbs, it gives you a nutty, creamy and protein-packed sauce, to make your pasta more delightful and delicious.
Heat large pot of salted water to boiling over high heat. Add pasta and cook as label directs for al dente pasta. Reserve 1 cup cooking water, then drain pasta. Return pasta to saucepot and cover to keep warm.
Meanwhile, place almonds in small skillet and heat over medium heat for 4 to 6 minutes or until golden brown, stirring occasionally.
Transfer almonds to food processor and pulse until very finely chopped. Add remaining ingredients and process until smooth. Season pesto with salt to taste. Pesto can be used immediately or covered and refrigerated for up to 5 days.
Pour pesto and 1/4 cup pasta cooking water over pasta. Using tongs, toss to combine, adding more pasta water as needed, by 1/4 cupfuls, until pesto sauce coats the pasta. Serve sprinkled with Parmesan cheese.