Presto Its A 15 Minute Pesto Pasta Salad

Presto Its A 15 Minute Pesto Pasta Salad - What do you get when you coat penne pasta in a flavorful pesto and toss it with minced garlic, cherry tomatoes, and black olives?

Presto Its A 15 Minute Pesto Pasta Salad – What do you get when you coat penne pasta in a flavorful pesto and toss it with minced garlic, cherry tomatoes, and black olives?

Presto Its A 15 Minute Pesto Pasta Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 Packed cup fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons parmesan
  • 1 Cup olive oil
  • 1 Teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic, minced
  • ½ Cup of raw walnuts (optional)
  • 1 Cup cherry tomatoes sliced
  • 1 English cucumber
  • 8 oz dried penne pasta
  • 1 can black olives (drained)

Instructions

  1. Boil water in medium pot add sea salt until water taste like the ocean, add hint of oil now add pasta. Cook pasta covered on a medium low flame for 8-10 minutes until tender when al dente off the flame and leave covered and allow water to absorb into the pasta. Drain set aside and cool.
  2. In a food processor combine pesto ingredients and blend until smooth. In a medium bowl combine pasta and about half the pesto mix, cover the pasta and mix until pasta is coated well add remaining ingredients chill and serve.
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