Thursday, June 26, 2008

Presto Pasta Roasted Red Pepper Pesto Spaghetti


Tomorrow is Presto Pasta Night #69 and we are really lucky to have Hillary of Chew on That as guest host this time around and you can still get your entries in to her. Just send her an email at chewonthatblog AT gmail DOT com .

Last week's roundup had SEVEN different pestos and I went crazy over the weekend making batches. So thanks to everyone for helping me out. All those delicious pestos reminded me that I was out of one of my all time favorites...Roasted Red Pepper Pesto...so easy and soooooo good, I just had to add it to my collection in the fridge.

Summer is officially here...and the weather is acknowledging that with bright, hot sunny days and nights. I'm not complaining, just stating a fact. And having pestos and another favorite staple of mine...Grilled Vegetables (yes, even I of the "No BBQ", can grill vegetables) on hand. That means little or no cooking in the heat. Okay, the boiling water to cook up the pasta is hot, but we're talking 10-15 minutes here...so suck it up!

Pasta with Roasted Red Pepper Pesto & Grilled Vegetables

The entire meal, including the salad of Romaine Hearts, Fresh Herbs & Croutons (made with day old home-made Dakota Bread, cut into cubes and quicky sauteed with a little olive oil) took no time at all to whip up...another plus in the heat of summer.


Don forget....This week's guest host: Hillary of Chew on That. Please email your entries to her directly at chewonthatblog AT gmail DOT com

Plus...Don't forget to check all the Presto Pasta Night Roundups dating back to March, 2007, see who's hosting for the next four weeks and check out guidelines and tips for entering and hosting.

Over at Presto Pasta Nights there are also pasta-related posts that I hope you like.

If you're a Facebook member, please visit the Presto Pasta Gang on Facebook.

And, of course, a very big thank you to all of you for playing along and visiting every week!!! I can always count on you to make it special.

11 comments:

ostwestwind said...

Roasted pepper pesto sounds delicious, yes you are right, easy and good

Ulrike from K├╝chenlatein

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A luscious pesto! Wonderful!

Cheers,

Rosa

Peter M said...

Ruth, you should try roasting red peppers in the fall, freezing them in zip-locs (with their charred skins on). They keep well after a year and superior (IMO) to the jarred variety.

The pesto sounds very flavourful!

Ruth Daniels said...

The roasted pepper pesto is fantastic...

and Peter, I'm with you, making your own roasted peppers is much better. This last year, that hasn't been an option around here though. Perhaps I'll come visit you for a care package ;D

Katie B. said...

Yay pesto party! Yours looks terrific!!

Hillary said...

Yayyy, posting tomorrow! :) Yours looks tremendously delicious, as usual. Thank you again for the opportunity to guest host!

Ben said...

Ok, I am back and I hope I will be on time to submit my entry for tomorrow's roundup. I have a delicious surprise for you all :-p

Ruth Daniels said...

Katie, Ben and especially HIllary our illustrious host this week...I can't wait to see what you all come up with.

Corinne said...

That pesto sounds delicious, and I have everything to make it in the pantry! (always a surprise to me when I have everything I need for a recipes)
I will have to treat myself to a yummier-than-average lunch tomorrow thanks to you!

Ruth Daniels said...

Corinne, you're welcome and...yes it is awesome when you have everything you need for a recipe.

Lore said...

Pasta is my choice of cooking in a hot day. Roasted peppers pesto sounds and looks (*drool*) yummy.