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The ingredients for the build your own pesto pasta salad

Build your own pesto pasta salad

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
  • Easy
  • Serves 6

Rustle up this easy pesto pasta salad for the family. Customise it by adding your kid's favourite veg

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: Per serving
NutrientUnit
kcal415
fat20g
saturates4g
carbs43g
sugars1g
fibre4g
protein13g
salt0.1g
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Ingredients

  • 400g farfalle pasta
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 50g pine nuts
  • 5 tbsp pesto (see recipe, right and below, if you want to make your own)
  • 10 large basil leaves
  • ½ lemon, juiced and zested
  • 50g parmesan or vegetarian alternative, shaved

To serve (optional)

  • halved cherry tomatoes, drained sweetcorn, peas, rocket

Method

  • STEP 1

    Cook the pasta following pack instructions, then drain and toss in 1 tbsp of the oil. Transfer to a large bowl and set aside to cool, tossing occasionally so it doesn’t stick.

  • STEP 2

    Toast the pine nuts in a dry frying pan over a low heat, constantly moving them for 4-5 mins until browned. When the pasta has completely cooled, toss through the pesto, toasted pine nuts, remaining olive oil, basil, lemon zest and juice, and the tomatoes, sweetcorn, peas and rocket, if using. Season, then scatter over the parmesan and serve.

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Recipe from Good Food magazine, April 2022

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