Zesty pesto pasta salad

Makes 8 medium bowls or 16 sides
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Pesto pasta salad in a white bowl with tomatoes and basil
g Best choice Main meal
  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.

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