Cilantro Pesto Pasta

Total Time:
13 min
Prep:
5 min
Cook:
8 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 clove garlic, cracked away from the skin
  • 2 inches fresh ginger root, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 3 ounces, about 1/2 cup, macadamia nuts
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 cup cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 cup evoo -- extra-virgin olive oil, eyeball it
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt, eyeball it in palm of your hand
  • 1 pound spaghetti, cooked to al dente, 1/2 cup pasta water reserved
Directions

Place first 8 ingredients in food processor or blender and blend until smooth, then add the pasta water. Toss with hot pasta, adjust seasonings, then serve immediately.


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