My family loves a good pesto pasta salad as a side to any main meal. If you have ever been to my house for dinner, or I’ve brought food to yours, then you have probably had a pesto pasta salad. Its easy to make and super delicious. Experiment with what you add. Other options include chopped tomatoes, broccoli, peas or a colour mix of peppers to add lots of colour. Veggies can be cooked or raw for a different taste and texture. Add some chicken to make it a meal. So many options, but always so delicious!
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 20 mins
What you need:
•11 oz. (320g) whole wheat pasta
•13 oz. (360g) roasted peppers, drained, sliced
•6 tbsp. basil pesto
•1 mozzarella ball, chopped (125g)
•4 oz. (120g) rocket
*salt and pepper to taste
What you need to do:
Cook the pasta according to the instructions on the packaging. Once cooked, drain and rinse under cold running water until cooled.
In a large bowl, toss the pasta and the remaining ingredients together until combined. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve immediately. Alternatively, place in a sealed container and refrigerate for up to 3 days.