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Pasta Pronto: Green Garlic Pesto Fusili

May 21st, 2008 · 4 Comments

In an attempt to establish a dinner routine in the FoodieTot house, I have decreed Tuesdays as pasta night. I had a container of ready-made green garlic pesto sauce (Smith Meadows, Va.) which made this meal even easier. (I would’ve made my own, but there was no green garlic to be had at the market, only this sauce. We’ll be getting our own as soon as our CSA begins delivering, I’m sure.) Simply cooked the fusili as instructed, tossed with about 1/2 c of the pesto sauce, sliced tomatoes and diced Italian salami. Yum. The spiciness of the salami held its own against the intense garlic flavor. The pesto was made with pecans instead of the usual pine nuts, which gave it a slightly nutty taste as well. (If you don’t have green garlic handy, I’m sure this would work equally well with a traditional basil pesto.)

The pasta was accompanied by the previously-mentioned strawberry, kale and mozzarella salad.

I’m submitting this to Presto Pasta Nights hosted by Once Upon A Feast. Just discovered this event and already see a lot of ideas for future pasta nights!

Tags: pasta · weeknight meals

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 pesto lover // May 21, 2008 at 10:21 am

    Mmmm I love pesto – this sounds amazing.
    For more great pesto recipes, check out:

  • 2 MamaBird/SurelyYouNest // May 21, 2008 at 12:22 pm

    Yumm! And when you establish that dinner routine, can you share your structure with lil ol me?! Thanks.

  • 3 Ruth // May 23, 2008 at 9:30 am

    What a fantastic dish. Thanks for sharing with PResto Pasta Nights and since every Tuesday is pasta night at your place, I hope you plan on playing often.

  • 4 foodietots
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    // May 27, 2008 at 11:55 pm

    @pesto lover – thanks for visiting!

    @MamaBird – Yeah, it’s a slow work in progress. It’s been one week and I’ve already broken the “rules,” as we had too many leftovers to use tonight…

    @Ruth – I will definitely be back again! So many great looking pastas to be inspired by.