Pesto Pasta Salad Recipe

Looking for an easy Pesto Pasta Salad recipe? Learn how to make Pesto Pasta Salad using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by vanbrandwijk

Makes 6 servings



Pesto Pasta Salad http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/pasta-pesto-and-peas-recipe/index.html

Recipe Ingredients for Pesto Pasta Salad

12 ounces rotini pasta
12 ounces tofu
12 ounces peas
20 ounces spinach
3 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp basil
2 tsp thyme
1 salt
1 black pepper

Recipe Directions for Pesto Pasta Salad

  1. Cook the fusilli and bow ties separately in a large pot of boiling salted water for 10 to 12 minutes until each pasta is al dente. Drain and toss into a bowl with the olive oil. Cool to room temperature.

  2. In the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade, puree the pesto, spinach, and lemon juice. Add the mayonnaise and puree. Add the pesto mixture to the cooled pasta and then add the Parmesan, peas, pignolis, salt, and pepper. Mix well, season to taste, and serve at room temperature.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 272.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
313
Calories from Fat
27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
3.0g
5%
Saturated Fat
0.3g
1%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
194mg
8%
Potassium
448mg
13%
Total Carbohydrates
57.1g
19%
Dietary Fiber
8.8g
35%
Sugars
4.8g
Protein
18.0g
Vitamin A 252% Vitamin C 19%
Calcium 18% Iron 21%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
Legend

Fat
Protein
Carbs
Alcohol
Other

Calorie Breakdown
Nutrition Breakdown
Daily Values
Daily Values

Health Information

Nutrition Grade
95% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Very low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • High in dietary fiber
  • Very high in vitamin A
  •  
    Join Calorie Count - It's Easy and Free!
    CREATE FREE ACCOUNT
    Advertisement