Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Cilantro Pesto Pasta Salad

This salad sounded really good and extremely easy to make.

Cilantro Pesto Pasta Salad

  • 1 pound rigatoni or other small pasta
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves, washed, loosely packed
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup sliced black olives
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  1. Cook rigatoni according to package directions, drain well.
  2. In blender container, blend oil, cilantro, garlic and oregano until smooth.
  3. Toss pasta with dressing; toss in pine nuts and olives; season to taste with salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate. Toss again before serving.

Cilantro Pesto Pasta Salad


  1. Thanks for sharing! I love cilantro and now know what I'll be bringing to Sunday Night Dinner at my mom's. -M

  2. Sounds good. I am going to give this try this week.

  3. This sounds yummy and totally something I could make!