Pasta Salad with Cilantro Pesto

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

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.