Remember my plea for a reverse crockpot?! Well, I found one... Sort of. Let me introduce to you; The Refrigerator. Yes, that's right, that big thing right in the middle of the kitchen that is cold! No, I am not joking. Of course, you may be wondering how such a thing works. Let me introduce to you salads that must "meld" before being eaten. It is awesomeness. And solves all the problems in the world.
Cilantro Pesto Pasta
by: Summer Recipes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Meld Time: 4+ hours
Here's what you need:
-1 lb small pasta - I used penne
-1/2 cup olive oil
-1 cuo cilantro
-2 cloves garlic
-1 tsp oregano [i used italian seasoning]
-1/4 cup pine nuts [i omitted]
-1/2 cup black olives, roughly chopped
-salt and pepper
optional items that I threw in
-1/2 lb chicken breast, cooked
-a few sprinkles of parmesan cheese
Here's what you do:
1. In a food processor/blender, puree the olive oil, cilantro, garlic and oregano.
2. Cook pasta according to box.
3. Mix 1 and 2 thoroughly.
4. Add the pine nuts, olives, chicken, cheese, and salt and pepper to taste.
5. Let MELD in the fridge for 4+ hours. Stir again, put in your mouth.
Here's the thing about this; that one cup of cilantro made about 3 tablespoons of pesto, if that. You are going to want to possibly double that part of the recipe, especially if you add some chicken.