Pesto Pasta Salad

Pesto Pasta Salad

This lightened-up pesto pasta salad is chock-full of vibrant colors and good-for-you veggies, including roasted red peppers, basil, and arugula. Perfect for a light but filling lunch, or a picnic in the sunshine!

Serves: 4

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes

Stage: 3

11 oz whole wheat pasta
13 oz roasted red peppers, drained, sliced
1/3 cup basil pesto (we used Compagnia Sanremo Pesto)
1 (125g) mozzarella ball, chopped
4 oz arugula
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. When done, drain and rinse under cold water until fully cooled. Transfer to a large bowl.
  2. Add the red peppers, pesto, mozzarella and arugula to the bowl. Toss to combine. Season pesto pasta salad with a pinch of salt and pepper and serve.

Nutrition Info (per serving) 
Calories: 425 
Total Fat: 13g 
Total Carbs: 66g 
Fiber: 10g 
Sugars: 7g 
Protein: 19g

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