Summertime Pasta Salad Recipe

Summertime Pasta Salad Recipe

Growing up, nothing was a surer sign that summer had arrived than a fresh batch of pesto pasta waiting for us kids on the dinner table. Pairing this classic Italian sauce with fresh pasta and tomatoes is a win all around.

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Ingredients

  • Pasta salad
  • ½ pound whole grain bow-tie pasta or rotini or penne
  • 1 (14-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes (10 ounces), sliced into thin rounds
  • 1 ear fresh corn, shucked (about ½ cup fresh corn kernels)
  • ½ to ¾ cup crumbled feta or diced avocado
  • Jalapeño herb pesto
  • 1 cup lightly packed fresh parsley
  • 1 cup lightly packed fresh cilantro or basil
  • 1 to 2 medium jalapeños, roughly chopped (remove seeds and membranes for less heat), optional
  • 1 medium lemon, juiced
  • 1 medium garlic clove, roughly chopped
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup pepitas (green pumpkin seeds) or slivered almonds
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Directions

Want to see the entire recipe? Click here Published July 09, 2015.

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