Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Pesto pasta salad recipe can be as good and welcome in the summer weather. The abundance of fresh basil can certainly be a stimulant idea to try this dish as a cold pasta salad.


Ingredients for 4 people:

  • 1 pound fusilli
  • 3/4 cup pesto
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts chopped coarse
  • 6 ounces tomato cut in small cubes



Cook and drain fusilli reserving a cup of water. Cool pasta and put in a large bowl.

Dissolve the thick pesto in 1/2 cup of water saved and cooled. Add to the cooled pasta and mix well. Add more water if necessary for a smooth combination.

Sprinkle pine nuts and add tomatoes for decoration.


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