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Sun-Dried Tomato, White Bean, and Artichoke Pesto Pasta Salad

Sun-dried tomatoes, white beans, and artichokes come together in a pesto pasta salad that’s great for potlucks, leftovers, and snacking all summer long!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: easy, pesto pasta salad, vegetarian
Servings: 8
Calories: 551kcal

Ingredients

  • 16 oz pasta fusilli pasta, or other short cut pasta
  • 1 cup basil pesto
  • 14 oz white beans, rinsed and drained
  • 14 oz artichoke hearts, drained and roughly chopped
  • 6 oz sun-dried tomatoes, drained and roughly chopped
  • 2 cups arugula
  • ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 3 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts for garnish, optional

Instructions

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Cook the pasta until al dente according to package directions. Drain and rinse the pasta with cold water. Transfer the pasta to a large bowl.
  • Add the basil pesto to the pasta and stir until the pasta is well coated. Gently stir in the white beans, artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes, arugula, and Parmesan cheese. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Garnish with fresh basil and pine nuts, if using. Serve immediately or chill until ready to serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 551kcal | Carbohydrates: 72g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 639mg | Potassium: 1173mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 1515IU | Vitamin C: 19.6mg | Calcium: 223mg | Iron: 5.3mg