Saturday, June 26, 2010

Mediterranean Pesto Pasta Salad– Perfect for Summer Picnics

Mediterranean Pesto Pasta Salad– Perfect for Summer Picnics


Summer is officially on kids are off school and life seems to going on a tolerable pace.Summer also at our home means trips to beaches, hikes , camping and picnics and most importantly time to take a chill pill and live life the way it was intended too.
We are looking forward to our summer vacation to one of the most beautiful places in the world. I am getting impatient for my vacation to start.



Today’s recipe was created for a picnic few weeks back, must say everyone enjoyed the pasta salad including kids.


Ingredients ( makes for about 6-8 cups of pasta)
4 cups of cooked pasta( I used whole wheat fusille)
1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
1 carrots blanched and cut into cubes
8-10 asparagus (blanched and cut into spheres)
½ cup olives sliced
½ cup capers
1 cup feta cheese
½ cup sun dried tomatoes
1 cup baby spinach leaves cleaned
2tbsp pepper
1 ½ cup of pesto ( I used store brought pesto with walnuts)
½ cup pine nuts
Salt according to taste

Process
1. Mix pesto and pasta and toss till pasta is well coated.
2. Add pepper and salt.
3. Add the rest of vegetables and feta cheese and toss.
4. Can be served at room temperature or chilled.



Here is wishing all of you a fun filled summer. Will be MIA for the next few weeks, I have places to visit, people to meet, food to eat and memories to create.
More when I get back. Ciao ☺

Sreelu

12 comments:

arundati said...

summer's almost gone here, but this pasta is delightful for anytime...makes a good lunch box option!

kitchen queen said...

the pasta salad looks tempting and mouth watering.

Sharon Colaco D'Souza said...

Looks delicious!

Satya said...

Hi Sreelu,

First time to your blog ... you have some really interesting recipes...i love your blog photos a unique style...

you pasta is fabulous and i will try it for sure...

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http://superyummyrecipes.com/

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

That was a refreshing salad recipe. looks so colorful. YUM!

Apu said...

Salad looks yummy!!

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Holly Gruszka said...

I found your recipe on Pinterest and have already made it a hand full of times. It's delicious and makes so much we have it for days. Just wanted to let you know we enjoy this in our family.

Sreelu said...

Thank you so much Holly, glad your family loved the salad.

Sreelu said...

Thank you so much Holly, glad your family loved the salad.

 
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