lyza's pesto pasta salad

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Melissa Varady
from Gainesville, FL

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

★★★★★ 1 Review
serves 6 to 8
prep time 20 Min
cook time 20 Min

Ingredients For lyza's pesto pasta salad

  • 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
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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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