Pesto Pasta Salad

More cheese please

More cheese please

It’s picnic season (if you don’t live in the mosquito capital of the world like us) and this is super tasty and super simple. Besides who wants to be one of those people who brings a mayo dish?

Pesto Pasta Salad

  • 1 lb spiral pasta, cooked al dente
  • 1/2 cup pesto
  • 1/2 cup chopped artichoke hearts
  • 1/4 cup diced sun-dried tomatoes (packed in oil or rehydrated)
  • 1/2 cup sliced black olives
  • 3 ounces crumbled feta
  • olive oil
  • salt/pepper to taste

Toss pasta with pesto until evenly coated. Stir in remaining ingredients. Add salt, pepper and olive oil to taste.

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14 Responses to Pesto Pasta Salad

  1. Eva Taylor says:

    That’s exactly what I thought, who wants Mayo dish with the heat? This one sounds perfect.

  2. Fantastic dish! Can’t wait for our next BBQ 😉

  3. Ashley Yu says:

    A reblogué ceci sur invitango and commented:

  4. Delicious!
    🙂 Mandy

  5. A delectable classic – and how cool are the additional artichokes! yum.

  6. It’s STILL picnic season, mosquitoes and all!
    Love this recipe 🙂

  7. TasteFood says:

    Yum – I like everything about this.

  8. Alison says:

    Looks and sounds great!

  9. I like the idea of the feta instead of the parm!

  10. ChgoJohn says:

    One of the best things about Summer, aside from the tomatoes, is having enough fresh basil to make pesto whenever I like. This salad will be made here, that’s for sure.

  11. I saw that bowl of pasta at Nancy’s blog and clicked right over! That is my kind of food and I will be making that very soon!! Delicious, what’s not to love. Yummy!!!!!!!!!!!

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