Rigatoni with Green Olive-Almond Pesto and Asiago Cheese

  • catestar Posted: 04/14/10
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    I thought this was delicious, though I agree a bit salty. This isn't really a "special occasion" meal, but still worthy of 4 stars. I used kalamata olives instead of the green, shredded parmigiano reggiano instead of asiago, and a mix of fresh parsley and fresh basil. I also used only 12oz of pasta instead of the whole pound. Next time I think I'll alter the proportion of the ingredients, lowering both the olive and almonds a bit and increasing the herbs for a lighter, more refreshing pesto. Over all I really enjoyed this (served with steamed artichoke and butter) and will make it again... maybe as a cold pasta salad... :)

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