Pasta Salad with Cilantro Pesto

Posted at 12:13 PM, Jul 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-31 15:51:07-04

1 lb. pasta, any kind
1 large cilantro bunch
1 garlic clove, chopped
1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated or shredded
1/4 cup crushed pine nuts, almonds or pecans, toasted
1/3 cup olive oil
2 tomatoes, chopped
2 celery stalks, chopped
4 green onions, chopped
Salt and Pepper, to taste

Prepare the pasta according to package directions. Drain. Let cool. In a food processor or blender, add the cilantro, garlic, parmesan cheese, nuts, oil, salt and pepper. Blend to desired consistency.

Note: Add cooked chicken, beef or shrimp for a protein addition.