Side Dishes

Pesto Pasta Salad

Posted: May 6

Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

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Pesto Pasta Salad is an easy-to-make dish that is packed with delicious flavor! Fresh basil, pesto, and ripe cherry tomatoes come together to make this simple yet scrumptious salad. This recipe is perfect to accompany your grilled meat or fish at your next cookout, or you can even enjoy it on its own! The best part? Pesto Pasta Salad is ready in just 20 minutes!


12 ounces corkscrew pasta
2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
1/4 cup, plus more for garnish basil,
1 cup basil pesto


Step 1

Cook pasta al dente according to package instructions.

Step 2

Drain the pasta and place the pasta in a large serving bowl.

Step 3

Add the cherry tomatoes and chopped basil. Toss.

Step 4

Add the pesto and toss until well combined. Serve immediately or place in the refrigerator to serve cold.

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