Picnic Pasta Salad with Basil Pesto


Picnic Pasta Salad with Basil Pesto

Prep:15 mins

Heading to a picnic to enjoy some winter sunshine? Let us show you a cost-effective and convenient way to pack a snack for some fun in the sun. Our picnic pasta salad is loaded with flavor thanks to fresh veggies, cheese, and Wingreens’ farm fresh Basil Pesto. We guarantee you won’t spend longer than 15 minutes making this pasta salad, so you can focus on enjoying your time with family & friends!

Ingredients to make Picnic pasta salad with basil pesto:

1 ½ cups chopped tomatoes or cherry tomatoes
⅓ cup feta or mozzarella cheese in chunks
1 pack Basil Pesto

1 cup of any other vegetables of your choice

Steps to make Picnic pasta salad with basil pesto:

Cook the Wingreens Durum Wheat Fusilli/Penne Pasta in boiling, salted water for 10-11 minutes until al-dente.
While the pasta is cooking, prepare your vegetables.
Drain the water and toss the pasta with Basil Pesto, tomatoes, cheese, and vegetables until every piece is evenly coated with the dressing.
Shake a little All-in-one Italian Herb Blend on top to ensure that every bite bursts with flavour.
Eat at room temperature or chill before serving.

Tips for the perfect Picnic pasta salad with basil pesto:

Some additions we love in this Fusilli Pasta Salad are cucumbers, olives, boiled chickpeas, and fresh basil! This salad is perfect for sharing, easy to make and an absolute show-stopper. Kids love this recipe, which is ideal for brunch or dinner parties, in fact- you can make it even cheesier for them with a squeeze of the Wingreens Farms signature Cheesy Sauce. We highly recommend you give this one a try!

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