Pesto Pasta Salad

Hey, so if the weather could make up its mind and decide what it’s doing, and what general temperature it wants to be, that would be really helpful.  Just thinking about altering my wardrobe AGAIN  exhausts me.  I have a knuckle hair-sized closet, so I don’t exactly have the luxury to keep multi-seasonal outfits around in abundance.  Summer, are you still here or not?

I think the roller-coaster weather is a culprit for the disgusting slew of cold viruses going around.  Yes, I have ANOTHER #*$%&% cold.  This time, I’m stuffy, coughy, and have completely lost my voice, which some people are thankful for.  Why is it, whenever you come down with something, everyone’s first reaction is to tell you, Oh yeah, something’s been going around.  Like that’s supposed to comfort you?  Oh, you have lupus?  Yeah, I hear that’s been going around.

Anyway, I thought of what comfort food I want, and I kept going back to pasta salad.  My appetite is weird anyway when I’m sick, but I could always eat a vat of pasta salad, and it’ll never be enough.  This one I made over the summer way awesome, fresh, and wholesome…. and since summer is still trying to sneak in a few extra days, there’s still plenty of time to enjoy this one.

Materials:

  • pot with lid (for cooking pasta)
  • large bowl
  • cutting board and knife

Ingredients:

  • 2 c whole wheat pasta (I used penne)
  • 3T prepared pesto sauce
  • 1/4 c fresh mozzarella cheese
  • 1 can tomatoes, drained

Directions:

  1. Prepare pasta according to package directions (about 8-10 minutes).  Drain and place in a large bowl.  IMG_5261
  2. Toss pasta with pesto sauce.  Set aside.IMG_5262
  3. Dice cheese into bite-size cubes.FullSizeRender
  4. Toss cheese and tomatoes into pasta.  FullSizeRenderMix well before serving.
  5. Enjoy!FullSizeRender

Pesto Pasta Salad

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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Materials:

  • pot with lid (for cooking pasta)
  • large bowl
  • cutting board and knife

Ingredients:

  • 2 c whole wheat pasta (I used penne)
  • 3T prepared pesto sauce
  • 1/4 c fresh mozzarella cheese
  • 1 can tomatoes, drained

Directions:

  1. Prepare pasta according to package directions (about 8-10 minutes).  Drain and place in a large bowl.
  2. Toss pasta with pesto sauce.  Set aside.
  3. Dice cheese into bite-size cubes.
  4. Toss cheese and tomatoes into pasta.  Mix well before serving.
  5. Enjoy!

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