Pesto Pasta Salad

My pasta is summer ready, but I am not! I’ve been cleaning up my diet (well mostly) in preparation for warmer weather. ย This light and fresh pasta dish really curbs my carb cravings without weighing me down, literally.

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I am 100% Italian, and although I prefer homemade pasta any day of the week, adding some quality ingredients like prosciutto, and some parmigano reggiano cheese makes me feel like home ๐Ÿ™‚


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Pesto (homemade or store-bought)

Bowtie pasta

Cherry Tomatoes


Red onion

Baby Arugala

Parmigiano Reggiano



  1. Cook pasta until al dente
  2. Add 2-3 tablespoons pesto while pasta is still hot to mix
  3. Once pasta has cooled, add diced vegetables and arugula
  4. Add grated cheese to top




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