Tagliatelle with Coriander Pesto--(Cilantro)
"Fresh tagliatelli, coated in a delicious and nutty homemade coriander (cilantro) pesto! Perfect and scrumptious side dish!"
- 1 bunch chopped fresh cilantro
- 6 tablespoons pine nuts
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice, or to taste
- 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
- salt and ground black pepper to taste
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1 (12 ounce) package dry tagliatelle or wide fettucine pasta
- 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
Place the cilantro, pine nuts, lemon juice, feta cheese, salt, and black pepper into the work bowl of a food processor, and pulse several times to mince the ingredients.
Drizzle in 1/2 cup of olive oil with the machine running, and process until the pesto is a slightly textured paste.
Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat.
Once the water is boiling, stir in the tagliatelle pasta, and return to a boil. Cook the pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta is cooked through, but still firm to the bite, about 8 minutes.
Drain well in a colander set in the sink.
Place the cooked pasta into a large serving bowl, and toss with the pesto. Drizzle a bit of extra-virgin olive oil over the pasta, and serve hot.