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Pasta salad

Zesty pesto pasta salad

Serves: 8 large salads or 16 side salads


  • 250g uncooked farfelle pasta, or pasta shells
  • ½ cup (80g) basil pesto
  • Juice of 1 lemon (4 tablespoons)
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 200g mixed lettuce leaves, coarsely chopped
  • 1 x 400g can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed



  1. Cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling water, according to packet instructions. Drain cooked pasta, and rinse under cold water. Drain and set aside in a large bowl. 
  2. In a small bowl, combine the basil pesto and lemon juice to make the salad dressing; then gently mix the pesto dressing through the pasta.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the pasta (with dressing), and tomato, onion, lettuce and chickpeas.
  4. Serve as a main item, or in half-size serves for a tasty side dish.


Category: Everyday (green)

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