Dill Pesto Salad Recipe

Ingredients

Ingredients For the Pesto:
 3 cups dill
 2 cloves garlic
 juice of 1/2 lemon
 1 cup pistachio
 salt
 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

Directions for the Pesto:
1

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

2

When 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.

3

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

Directions for the Pasta Salad:
4

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

5

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

6

Meanwhile, heat up a grill or grill pan.

7

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

8

Chop chicken or salmon into bite sized peaces.

9

Drain 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.

Ingredients

Ingredients For the Pesto:
 3 cups dill
 2 cloves garlic
 juice of 1/2 lemon
 1 cup pistachio
 salt
 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

Directions for the Pesto:
1

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

2

When 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.

3

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

Directions for the Pasta Salad:
4

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

5

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

6

Meanwhile, heat up a grill or grill pan.

7

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

8

Chop chicken or salmon into bite sized peaces.

9

Drain 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.

Dill Pesto Salad Recipe