Pesto Pasta Salad

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You only need 5 ingredients to make this easy Pesto Pasta Salad! It is the perfect pasta salad for summertime!

Pesto Pasta Salad

This post is sponsored by DeLallo.

Summer Pasta Salad

Who is ready for summer? Both of my hands are raised. Our boys are currently working on our summer bucket list and they have come up with some fun ideas. It is going to be a busy summer, but I don’t mind being busy if it is all fun. Of course, we will still be working to make sure you guys have delicious recipes to eat all summer, but good food is fun to me:) I love my job!

Speaking of good food, you guys are going to LOVE this Pesto Pasta Salad. It is the perfect summer pasta salad recipe and guess what, you only need FIVE ingredients! During the summer, we are all about easy meals because we are too busy having fun and this salad is super easy and SO delicious!

Easy Pesto Pasta Salad

Easy Pasta Salad

This easy pasta salad is one of our favorite recipes during the summer when we aren’t in the mood to cook but still want a delicious meal. It takes 20 minutes tops to make and you only need the following five ingredients:

We love using DeLallo’s whole wheat pasta, it is the BEST whole wheat pasta, even our boys love it. If you need the pasta salad to be gluten-free, you can use DeLallo’s gluten-free pasta, it is really good too. We use Fusilli pasta, but you can use your favorite shape.

I love making homemade pesto, but when I am feeling lazy, DeLallo’s basil pesto always comes to the rescue. We always have a jar in our pantry for emergencies:)

We like to use fresh mozzarella bocconcini, the small balls of mozzarella cheese for this recipe. If you can’t find it, you can use regular mozzarella, just cut it into bite size pieces.

All of these ingredients come together to create a delicious pasta salad that is bursting with summer flavors.

Pesto Pasta Salad Recipe

How to Make Pesto Pasta Salad

I know most people don’t like to cook during the hot summer months, but don’t worry, this pasta salad doesn’t require a lot of cooking. All you have to do is boil pasta, super simple! After the pasta is done cooking, rinse it with cold water. This is a cold pasta salad, making it perfect for summertime. And after it is all put together you can keep it in the refrigerator until you are ready to eat. You can make it in the morning and eat it for lunch or dinner. I love that this recipe can be made in advance!

Take it easy this summer and make this Pesto Pasta Salad for lunch, dinner, and all of your summer parties and potlucks! It is a hit every time!

How to Make Pesto Pasta Salad

Pesto Pasta Salad

This easy pasta salad is a summertime favorite! Enjoy it for lunch, dinner, or take it to a potluck to share with friends and family.
4.5 from 2 votes
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Total Time
20 minutes
Cuisine
American
Servings
8

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and add the pasta. Cook until al dente, according to package directions. Drain the pasta in a colander and rinse well with cold water; drain again and transfer to a large serving bowl.
  2. Add the pesto and stir until the pasta is well coated. Stir in the tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and basil. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve.
Nutrition Facts
Pesto Pasta Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 379 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 24mg8%
Sodium 401mg17%
Potassium 231mg7%
Carbohydrates 46g15%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 1010IU20%
Vitamin C 5.3mg6%
Calcium 208mg21%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keywords

pasta salad, pesto pasta salad

You guys are going to LOVE this Pesto Pasta Salad. It is the perfect summer pasta salad recipe and guess what, you only need FIVE ingredients! During the summer, we are all about easy meals because we are too busy having fun and this salad is super easy and SO delicious! Visit twopeasandtheirpod.com for more simple, fresh, and family friendly meals. #pasta #salad #easyrecipe #pesto #dinner
ou Only Need 5 Ingredients To Make This Easy Pesto Pasta Salad! It Is The Perfect Pasta Salad For Summertime! Visit twopeasandtheirpod.com for more simple, fresh, and family friendly meals. #pasta #salad #summer #easyrecipe #pesto #easymeals #dinner
This easy pasta salad is a summertime favorite! Enjoy it for lunch, dinner, or take it to a potluck to share with friends and family. Visit twopeasandtheirpod.com for more simple, fresh, and family friendly meals. #easyrecipe #pasta #salad #summer #familyfreshmeals #lunch #dinner #dinnerrecipes

Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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