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The Ultimate Pesto Pasta Salad
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Think you know all about pesto pasta, think again because this is the ultimate pesto pasta salad.

Course: Dinner, lunch, Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: artichokes, black olive, capers, cherry tomato, lettuce, pasta, pesto
Servings: 4 people
Author: Emma Walton
  • 200 grams pasta
  • 4 tbsp pesto
  • 150 grams mixed lettuce leaves
  • 14 cherry tomatoes halved
  • 85 grams sliced black olives (drained weight)
  • 250 grams sliced artichoke hearts (drained)
  • 2 tbsp capers (drained)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp parmesan optional
  1. Cook the pasta according to it's instructions.

  2. Drain and stir through the pesto before allowing to cool completely.

  3. In a large bowl add the pesto pasta to the rest of the ingredients (except the parmesan if using) and toss until well combined.

  4. Serve with a sprinkling of parmesan if desired.