Wednesday, April 28, 2010

What Are We Eating Wednesday? Bell Pepper Pesto

I really enjoy a tasty pasta sauce... and lately we have been having marinara once a week... I decided to try and switch it up a little and make a delish pesto... using bell peppers! YUM!

3-4 fresh bell peppers (oven roasted for 20 min @ 400*)
1/2-1 cup toasted pine nuts
2T olive oil
1/2 T red wine vinegar
2-3 cloves minced garlic
1/2 t ground dried basil
1/2 t kosher salt
a few shakes of cayenne pepper (if you like a kick)

Over medium heat, lightly toast your pine nuts.

In your food processor, add oil, vinegar, basil, salt and pepper...

top with pine nuts and bell peppers...

Process until a slightly lumpy paste (or longer if you prefer a smoother pesto)...
Serve over pasta... and enjoy!

*Shown here over shells with cheese and chicken.

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