One of Our Favorite Recipes... May 20 2014, 0 Comments

Just wanted to share with you one of our favorite recipes. A filling meal, perfect for serving at parties. Its easy, delicious and almost everyone will LOVE it!

Basil Pesto

2 cups basil leaves

1/4 cup olive oil

2 tablespoons minced garlic

1/2 cup (2 ounces) grated Parmesan cheese

1/4 cup Louisiana pecans

Pasta Salad

1 cup mayonnaise

3/4 cup minced celery

4 boneless skinless chicken breast cooked and cubed (ab 3 cups of cooked chicken) (I used a rotisserie chicken)

1 pound penne, cooked and drained

1 cup dried cranberries

1 cup Louisiana pecan, coarsely chopped

1 tablespoon white pepper or to taste

For the pesto, combine the basil, olive oil, garlic, Parmesan cheese and pecans in food processor until smooth

For the salad, combine the pesto, mayonnaise and celery in a large salad bowl and mix well. Stir in the chicken, penne, cranberries, pecans and white pepper. Chill until serving time. Serve on a bed of lettuce.

Enjoy!

For more great recipes like this one, check out Junior League of Lafayette's Cookbook - Something to Talk About.