Lyza's Pesto Pasta Salad

Melissa Varady


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


★★★★★ 1 vote

6 to 8
20 Min
20 Min


  • 1/2 c
    pine nuts
  • 4 or 5 clove
  • 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
  • 6 c
    cooked chilled bowtie pasta
  • 2 c
    frozen peas, defrosted
  • 1/2 c
    pine nuts
  • 1/2 c
    freshly grated parmesan and pecorino

How to Make Lyza's Pesto Pasta Salad


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

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About Lyza's Pesto Pasta Salad

Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #pesto #pinenuts

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