Lyza's Pesto Pasta Salad

Melissa Varady

By
@mvaradyteach

A friend posted this on a local food lover's page, and I had to share it!

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
6 to 8
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
20 Min

Ingredients

1/2 c
pine nuts
4 or 5 clove
garlic
5 c
fresh basil, loosely packed
1 c
freshly grated parmesan
1/2 c
freshly grated pecorino
1/2 Tbsp
olive oil
juice from 1 lemon
1 1/4 c
mayonnaise
6 c
cooked chilled bowtie pasta
2 c
frozen peas, defrosted
1/2 c
pine nuts
1/2 c
freshly grated parmesan and pecorino

Step-By-Step

1Combine first 6 ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.
2Add lemon juice and mayonnaise and leave food processor on low until all is well blended.
3Toss creamy pesto sauce with cooked pasta, peas, pine nuts and cheese. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes to blend flavors before serving.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Salads, Pasta, Pasta Salads, Salads
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #pesto, #pinenuts