Pesto Pasta Salad

May 25, 2022

Whether you're putting together a summer picnic menu or prepping a healthy family meal, this pesto pasta salad will not disappoint! It's filling enough to serve as a main course or feed to a larger group as a delicious side. 



16 oz Gemelli pasta cooked according to package instructions
7 ounce jar Basil Pesto
1/2 cup Light Mayonnaise
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 1/2 cups frozen peas cooked according to package instructions
2 cups steamed or grilled asparagus; chopped
1 1/2 cups chickpeas drained 
3/4 cup pine nuts
1 tablespoon fresh chopped chives
Parmesan cheese as desired


  1. Cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  2. While pasta is cooking, combine the pesto and mayo in a small bowl until blended.
  3. Steam the peas according to package instructions and prepare the asparagus (whether steaming or grilling)
  4. With all ingredients prepared, combine in a large bowl and stir to toss.
  5. Garnish with fresh chives and parmesan cheese as desired.

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