Pasta pesto salad served in tupperware and on a plate

Pasta pesto salad

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 12 mins

Easy

Serves 6

Enjoy this veggie pesto pasta salad with cucumber, peas, cherry tomatoes and basil for an easy family meal. It's great for a packed lunch or summery picnic

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal420
  • fat19g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs49g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre6g
  • protein11g
  • salt0.3g
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Ingredients

  • 400g mini pasta shapes
  • 200ml crème fraîche
  • 4 tbsp fresh pesto
    Pesto

    Pesto

    Pess-toh

    Pesto is a generic Italian name for any sauce made by pounding ingredients together.

    The…

  • ½ cucumber, cut into small cubes
  • 16 cherry tomatoes, cut into quarters, or halved
  • 200g frozen peas, cooked and chilled
    Peas

    Peas

    p-ees

    A type of legume, peas grow inside long, plump pods. As is the case with all types of legume,…

  • handful basil leaves

Method

  1. Cook the pasta for 10 mins in salted boiling water until al dente, drain, then tip into a bowl. Stir in the crème fraîche followed by the pesto, then leave to cool.

  2. When the pasta is cool, stir in the cucumber, tomatoes and peas followed by the basil leaves. Season if it needs it, and tip into a container to transport it.

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