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Dill Pesto Salad

February 18, 2016

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A simple recipe to prepare dill pesto salad, learn how to prepare it by following this recipe.

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Ingredients For the Pesto:

3 cups dill

2 cloves garlic

juice of 1/2 lemon

1 cup pistachio


olive oil

1/2 -3/4 cup parmesan, grated.

Ingredients for the Pasta Salad:

1 lb pasta

2 chicken breasts or salmon filets

1 cup dill pesto

1 red bell pepper, diced

1 cucumber, diced

1 lemon, sliced into wedges for garnish


Directions for the Pesto:

1Place dill (stems and all), garlic, lemon juice, pistachios, and salt into a food processor. Go between pulsing and blending for about a minute.

2When the ingredients look chopped and well mixed, add the parmesan cheese. Turn food processor on and drizzle in olive oil until the sauce looks rich and smooth.

3Taste and add salt, pepper, and lemon juice to taste.

Directions for the Pasta Salad:

1Bring enough water to cover and cook the pasta to a boil. Add enough salt to the water so that it tastes like the ocean.

2Add pasta to the boiling water. Check pasta in about 10 minutes – it should still have a slight bite (i.e., al dente).

3Meanwhile, heat up a grill or grill pan.

4Season chicken or salmon with salt and pepper. Grill until cooked through (chicken about 10-12 minutes, salmon about 7-10 minutes).

5Chop chicken or salmon into bite sized peaces.

6Drain pasta and place into a large bowl. Add dill pesto, chopped chicken/salmon, bell pepper, and cucumber to pasta. Mix and serve immediately or chilled.


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