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    Cilantro Pesto Pasta Salad

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    20 mins

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    5 mins

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    1. 1
      Cook rigatoni to al dente.
    2. 2
      In blender, blend oil, cilantro, garlic and oregano until smooth.
    3. 3
      Toss pasta and dressing, and add salt and pepper to taste.
    4. 4
      Mix in pine nuts and olives.
    5. 5
      Cover and refrigerate.
    6. 6
      Toss again before serving.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 03, 2002


      If you are going to have a BBQ party this is definitely the pasta salad to serve alongside! Along with the fresh cilantro I used fresh oregano, and a mix of black and green olives. Very Mediterranean, very yummy! 1/4 cup of pine nuts is not enough for our family, I threw in a handful of sesame seeds and cashews as well. Thanks Charlotte, this one's a keeper!

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    • on January 06, 2003


      Awesome!!! Honestly, looking at the ingredients, I didn't think this would be a 5-Star recipe (maybe a 4, at max), but I'm SO glad I was wrong! :-) I made this without the olives which I didn't have, but didn't change anything else. After a long day in college, this was just what I needed! Charlotte, this is definitely on top of my "regular" list! Thanks so much!

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    • on July 20, 2003


      I cut back on the amount of pasta (and oil) because I didn't want such a big salad, but kept the other amounts as listed, hoping for extra flavour. Still, this turned out pretty bland. It just seems to need something to liven it up.

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    Nutritional Facts for Cilantro Pesto Pasta Salad

    Serving Size: 1 (85 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 378.0
    Calories from Fat 178
    Total Fat 19.8 g
    Saturated Fat 2.8 g
    Cholesterol 47.8 mg
    Sodium 75.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 42.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.4 g
    Sugars 1.2 g
    Protein 8.8 g

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