Cilantro Pesto

I love love love pesto. And spicy food but that’s nothing new. So when I came across a recipe for cilantro pesto, I knew I had to try it.

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You’ll need:
Cilantro
Basil
Garlic
(all chopped)


Olive oil
Kosher salt
Parmesan
Your favorite noodle, I had macaroni so macaroni it was!

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In a food processor combine cilantro, basil, salt, garlic and olive oil.

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Add grated Parmesan and begin to blend.

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Add more olive oil as needed to continue blending.

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Get your noodles ready!

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Add the cilantro pesto!

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Mix it up and top with extra grated Parmesan!

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Yum! Yum! One of my new easy favorites!

Tortellini Skewers

I did this take on tortellini for a potluck lunch at work. Its fun and easy and people just really loved the skewers haha.

Frozen Cheese Tortellini

Pesto (I used TexaFrance garlic pesto)

Skewers

Boil the tortellini like normal. Don’t let them get too soft or they will fall off of the skewer.

Drain tortellini and mix in several spoonfuls of pesto.

Start sliding the tortellini onto the skewers. I put 3-4 on each skewer.

Place onto a platter. I tried to arrange these in a circular fashion at first but it looked really messy so I went with placing them all the same way and it looked much better.

2 great things about this dish:

  • You can make it the night before and put in the fridge and serve cold the next day!
  • The whole thing costs less than $10!

Happy potlucking!