Pesto Pasta Salad

Guest Blogger - Jul 07, '20 - general - Recipes

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Tired of the same old pasta salad over and over again? Shake it up this time by whipping up Leah's Pesto Pasta Salad! It's a guaranteed hit every time.

Pesto Pasta Salad

Ingredients:

1 can peas
1 can artichoke hearts (chopped)
3 cups cooked orzo pasta
1/2 cup Pesto recipe below 
Parmesan to garnish 
Basil to garnish

Directions for Pesto:
2 cups basil leaves
3/4 cup Parmesan 
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup pine nuts
2 garlic cloves
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
Add all ingredients to food processor and combine until smooth
Season additional to taste 
Refrigerate any unused portion

Directions for Pasta Salad:

Cool orzo as directed
Add peas and artichokes to pasta as it’s cooking to heat
Drain and place into serving bowl
Add pesto and stir
Garnish as desired
Can be served alone or with chicken or shrimp for a tasty dinner

Yield: 3-4 servings of 1/2-3/4 cup

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