It’s tough to go wrong with a delicious pasta salad recipe at a pot-luck or cook-out, but you know the feeling when you find one that soars above the rest. This 5-Ingredient Pesto Pasta Salad hits the mark and then some. Not only will your guests be begging for the recipe, but with just 5 simple ingredients, this dish can be thrown together in a jiffy. Paired with a nice, juicy burger or your favorite grilled specialty, our pesto pasta is sure to please.
Yield: 8 servings | Serving Size: about 1/2 cup | Calories: 215 | Total Fat: 13 g | Saturated Fat: 5 g | Cholesterol: 23 mg | Sodium: 509 mg | Carbohydrates: 13 g | Fiber: 2 g | Sugar: 3 g | Protein: 12 g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 7
- 1 pound whole wheat rotini pasta, cooked and cooled
- 1/3 cup pesto
- 1 (12 ounce) jar roasted red peppers, drained chopped small
- 1 1/2 cups low-fat provolone cheese, cut into small cubes
- 2 cups baby spinach
- Toss the pasta and the pesto making sure the pasta is well coated in the pesto. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Let sit, refrigerated, for 30 minutes before serving. Enjoy!