Garden Fresh Pesto Pasta Salad



Garden Fresh Pesto Pasta Salad

Indulge in the vibrant flavors of summer with our Garden Fresh Pesto Pasta Salad. This delightful dish combines the earthy goodness of fresh garden vegetables with the rich aroma of homemade basil pesto, creating a symphony of tastes that will transport you to sun-kissed Italian gardens.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups spiral pasta
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup cucumber, diced
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely sliced
  • 1/3 cup black olives, pitted and sliced
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • Fresh basil leaves for garnish

Instructions

  1. Cook the spiral pasta according to the package instructions. Drain and rinse with cold water.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the cooked pasta, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red bell pepper, red onion, black olives, and feta cheese.
  3. Drizzle the garden pesto dressing over the salad and toss gently to coat all the ingredients.
  4. Sprinkle toasted pine nuts on top and garnish with fresh basil leaves.
  5. Chill the salad in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes to let the flavors meld.
  6. Serve cold and enjoy the burst of garden-fresh goodness in every bite!

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Yields: 4 servings

A harmonious blend of spiral pasta, garden vegetables, and homemade pesto, Garden Fresh Pesto Pasta Salad is a refreshing summer delight.

Nutrition information: Calories: 280; Total Fat: 12g; Carbohydrate: 32g; Protein: 8g;

Savor the essence of summer with this exquisite pasta salad that captures the essence of sun-drenched gardens. Each bite is a burst of vibrant colors and fresh flavors, reminding you of lazy afternoons spent surrounded by nature’s bounty. Whether enjoyed as a light lunch or a side dish at a picnic, Garden Fresh Pesto Pasta Salad brings people together with its heartwarming taste. Share this recipe with your loved ones and relish in the joy of creating memories over delicious food.

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