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Power Pesto Pasta Salad

by Livestrong_Recipes  |  Apr 23, 2015

Power Pesto Pasta Salad
  1. PREP
  2. 03 m
  • COOK
  • 10 m
  • TOTAL
  • 13 m

Pasta salad can be a scrumptious and satisfying snack and it provides a delicious way to pump up your vegetable intake as well.

INGREDIENTS

SERVES 1

  • 1/2 cup dry whole-wheat pasta
  • 1 tbsp Pesto Sauce Mix
  • 1 oz Baby Spinach

DIRECTIONS

1 Cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain, reserving 2 tsp. of the pasta cooking liquid. Toss the pasta with ice cubes (or rinse with cold water) until cool. Drain again.
2 In a medium bowl, stir together the pesto sauce and the 2 tsp. cooking liquid until well combined. Add the cool pasta and toss to combine; add the spinach and toss to combine.
3 Add salt to taste, if desired.
4 Optional Add-On: Chopped walnuts
5 photo credit: Jackie Newgent