Monday, August 1, 2011

MM! Chipotle Pesto Pasta!

This delicious dish is brought to you by my twin sissylala, Kayla.

Chipotle Pesto Pasta

Pesto :
1/4 7 oz can chipotle in Adobo
1/8 cup Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup basil
1/2 cup cilantro 
3/8 cup pinenuts 
3/4 tbls kosher salt 
1/4 jar sliced sun-dried tomatoes
 -pulverize nuts, basil, and cilantro in a food processor.
-then add the peppers, tomatoes, oil, parmesan, and salt and pulverize again. 

6 oz of Cotija cheese
-Break into chunks and put into a food processor and pulse until well crumbled

2 tomatoes
Handful of Cilantro 
-Chop these and set aside for later

1lb pasta
6 oz baby spinach 
-In a large skillet pour about 1/4 cup water and the pesto
-With heat on low, add spinach and about a handful of cotija
-Cover and allow the spinach to steam
-Cook the noodles until al dente
-Drain noodles and then stir into the skillet mixture
-On plate top with ample diced tomatoes, cilantro, and cotija cheese

Great with crusty bread and a salad
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