Pasta Salad Ala Lino


Pasta of Choice
Grape Tomatoes
Cold Salmon or Chicken


2 cups fresh basil leaves
Stripped from stems , coarsely chopped and tightly packed.
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
1 to 2 teaspoons finely chopped garlic
2 tablespoons finely chopped pine nuts
1 to 1½ cups olive oil
½ cup freshly grated Romano cheese

Combine basil, salt, pepper, garlic, pine nuts, cheese and 1 cup of olive oil in blender or food processer. Blend at high speed until ingredients are smooth.

Cook pasta is salted water until al dente, drain. Place pasta in a large bowl with tomatoes and radicchio, toss with pesto. Add chicken or salmon. Top with freshly grated parmesan.