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Garden Pesto Pasta Salad

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + chilling


10 servings

Updated: Sep. 30, 2022
My family and I live on a homestead in the Missouri Ozarks and produce much of our own food. In the summer, when the garden is bursting with fresh vegetables and it’s too hot to cook, I like to use the season's veggies for pasta salads and other cool meals. —Sarah Mathews, Ava, Missouri
Garden Pesto Pasta Salad Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3 cups uncooked spiral pasta (about 9 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup prepared pesto
  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 medium zucchini, halved and sliced
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium tomato, seeded and chopped
  • 1 small red onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Rinse with cold water and drain well.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk together pesto, vinegar, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Gradually whisk in oil until blended.
  3. Combine vegetables and pasta. Drizzle with pesto dressing; toss to coat. Refrigerate, covered, until cold, about 1 hour. Serve with Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 217 calories, 11g fat (2g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 339mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fat, 1-1/2 starch.

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