Pesto Pasta Salad

500g fusilli pasta                                         pesto pasta salad

For the pesto:

1-1/2 cups lightly packed fresh basil leaves

1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil

1/2 cup fresh, finely grated Parmesan cheese

3 tbsp red- or white-wine vinegar

2 tbsp fresh lemon juice

2 tsp finely chopped garlic

1/2 tsp finely grated lemon zest

pinch salt

freshly ground black pepper

Salad ingredients:

Choose things like chopped cherry tomatoes, spinach leaves, feta, black olives, pine nuts.

  1. Cook the pasta according to instructions, drain and allow to cool.
  2. Put the pesto ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. When the pasta is cool, add your choice of salad ingredients.
  4. Pour pesto over the salad and toss the salad well.
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One thought on “Pesto Pasta Salad

  1. Hi Pauline!

    Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe! I will probably make this for a Westlake dinner this week!

    I hope you and Alan are sharing some of the gorgeous summer weather we are having here, and that you find some peaceful, relaxing moments this Pentecost weekend! Lots of love, Cathy

    Sent from my iPhone

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