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Pasta with Cilantro Spinach Pesto (01.02.15)

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Posted at 10:40 AM, Jan 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-02 17:43:41-05
  • 1 pound pasta, any kind
  • 3 cups loosely packed fresh spinach
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed fresh cilantro, extra for garnish
  • 1/4 cup pecans, walnuts and almonds, toasted
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tomatoes, diced or 25 grape tomatoes, sliced
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil for the pasta. Cook the pasta according to package directions. Combine spinach, cilantro, nuts, garlic, cheese, salt and pepper in a blender. Stream in oil while blending.

Add the pesto to the warm, drained pasta and toss. Add additional parmesan cheese, tomatoes, cilantro. Serve immediately.