Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Cilantro Pesto Pasta Salad


I think I've caved in.

Cilantro & Lime are now my friends.  My tasty new friends.

See, I used to be not able to handle cilantro.  I had a bad experience.

But my tastebuds & stomach have adjusted over the last 7 years, and I am loving the combination of the two.

So I was sitting on my couch this afternoon, when I had the thought, "Why don't I make a pesto using Cilantro?"  Bamm!  What a great idea.

I decided to make a chilled Pasta Salad using my Cilantro Pesto.  I was wanting a lite summerish dinner {although it is nowhere close to summer here in Utah}.

I had these cute little sweet peppers that I got last week, so I threw a couple on the grill to smoke them up.  I also added some corn & extra pine nuts.

It was perfect.
And yes, I ate the whole plate that is picture above.  It was that good.

If you would like to try it out, you can go here and print it off:



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1 comment:

  1. I used to despise cilantro. Cilantro is awesome -- when used correctly! Too often, it's overused.

    Love this recipe!


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