Easy Pesto Pasta Salad Recipe

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I admit; I’m not a big fan of cold pasta. They are generally dry, and I don’t like them most of the time. But this pesto pasta salad from RecipeTin Eats on Youtube turned me into a cold pasta lover! This recipe is not your typical pesto pasta salad; it’s juicy and flavorful, and the bright green color is just love! My family loves it, and I serve this almost every day. Learn the recipe in the video below.

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Ingredients:

  • 12 oz spiral pasta
  • 1 tbsp salt, for cooking pasta

For the pesto:

  • 2 tbsp pinenuts
  • 2 cups basil leaves, tightly packed
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 cup parmesan, finely grated
  • 1/2 tsp cooking/kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 7 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Pasta Salad:

  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 heaped cup of cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 7 oz baby bocconcini, drained and cut in half
  • 1 cup baby rocket/arugula leaves, tightly packed
  • 1/2 tsp cooking/kosher salt
  • small basil leaves, optional garnish

Directions:

Step 1

To start, cook the pasta according to the package instructions. Next, for the pesto, add 2 cups of basil leaves, 1/2 cup of parmesan, 2 tbsp pinenuts, 1 small clove of minced garlic, salt, pepper, and 7 tbsp extra virgin olive oil in a jug of an immersion blender. Blitz until just smooth. (Don’t puree it.)

Mixing the ingredients for the pesto
Image credits: RecipeTin Eats via Youtube

Step 2

Transfer the cooked pasta to a large mixing bowl, then add the pesto mixture and 2 tbsp mayonnaise. Mix well. Next, add the cherry tomatoes followed by bocconcini and rocket leaves. Toss to combine. Transfer to a serving plate and garnish with small basil leaves (optional).

Mixing all the ingredients for the pesto pasta salad
Image credits: RecipeTin Eats via Youtube

Easy Pesto Pasta Salad Recipe

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