I know you can whip this up in minutes because I did it one recent Sunday afternoon. After cutting the fresh basil, I set to work on the pesto, and was finished in the time it took the pasta to cook. Not bad for a last-minute lunch!
Hurricane Irene is coming, and many of us on the east coast may find ourselves without power and tired of eating crackers, chips and other no-cook items. With a couple fresh ingredients you can create a great fresh pesto salad, electricity be damned.
After some rattling of bowls and a few choice curses, my sister emerged from the kitchen area carrying a large glass bowl of pesto pasta to the table. I took my first bite before she did. My taste buds immediately shut down. My throat burned.