Cilantro Pesto Rigatoni Salad

Cilantro Pesto Rigatoni Salad

Cilantro Pesto Rigatoni Salad
This make-ahead rigatoni salad is rich and colorful and perfect for a BBQ. The pine nuts and the black olives add that special touch. Serve it with hot grilled ribs!
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6

Ingredients
1 lb. rigatoni or other small pasta
1/2 cup olive oil
1 cup fresh cilantro leaves, washed, loosely packed
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/4 tsp. dried oregano leaves
1/4 cup pine nuts
1/2 cup sliced black olives
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Methods/steps
Cook rigatoni according to package directions, and drain well. In blender mix oil, cilantro, garlic and oregano until smooth. Toss pasta with dressing; toss in pine nuts and olives; season to taste with salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate. Toss again before serving.

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