Creamy Pesto Pasta Salad

I don’t really eat a lot of pasta but this salad is so yummy. This recipe is a healthier choice because I use greek yogurt for the creaminess. It paired nicely with the pan fried chicken I made tonight for dinner.

Creamy Pesto Pasta Salad

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1 box of pasta (your choice)
  • 1 handful of grape tomatoes (halved) or cut tomatoes (your choice)
  • 1 container of Fage greek plain yogurt
  • 1 container of pesto
  • 1/4 cup of pine nuts (optional)
  • 1 handful of chopped fresh basil
  • 1 bunch of fresh arugula or spinach
  • 1/2 cup of grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup of fresh mozzarella balls
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • salt and pepper

Directions:

  • Cook pasta, rinse under cool water and drain
  • In a large bowl mix the pesto, yogurt, parmesan , salt, pepper, and stir well
  • Add the pasta and mix thoroughly
  • Add the basil, mozzarella balls, pine nuts, arugula or spinach and mix carefully
  • Add olive oil and mix well
  • This can be served at room temperature or cold

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