The Pioneer Woman Tasty Kitchen
Profile Photo

Red Pepper Pesto Pasta Salad

0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep:

Cook:

Level: Easy

System:

4
x

Print Options

Page size Letter 3x5 4x6
Text Size Small Medium Large
Content Include description
Include prep time, etc.
Show image

Description

This roasted red pepper pesto pasta salad is bursting with Mediterranean flavors and features a delicious vegan spin on pesto!

Ingredients

  • 3 cups Dried Fusilli Pasta
  • 1 cup Halved Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1 cup Pitted Kalamata Olives
  • 1 cup Crumbled Feta Cheese
  • 4 cups Baby Kale Or Other Salad Greens
  • 1 cup Roasted Red Peppers (drained)
  • ½ cups Fresh Basil Leaves, Packed
  • 3 cloves Garlic
  • ¼ cups Roasted Sunflower Seeds
  • 2 Tablespoons Tomato Paste
  • 1 whole Lemon, Zest And Juice
  • 1 teaspoon Smoked Paprika
  • 1 Tablespoon Sherry Vinegar
  • 1-½ teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • ¼ teaspoons Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • ¼ cups Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Preparation

Pasta Salad
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Salt water generously and add 3 cups of dried fusilli pasta. Cook til al dente, approximately 8 minutes, and drain. Rinse with cold water to cool pasta.

In the meantime, cut cherry tomatoes in half and make red pepper pesto.

Combine roasted peppers, basil, whole garlic, sunflower seeds, tomato paste, lemon juice and zest, smoked paprika, sherry vinegar, red pepper flakes and salt in food processor. Pulse until combined.
With the motor running, drizzle in the extra virgin olive oil until well combined and smooth. You may need a little more or less depending on how *juicy* the red peppers are.

In each mason jar or container, layer 1/4 cup of red pepper pesto, 1 cup of cooked pasta, 1/4 cup each cherry tomatoes, kalamata olives, and crumbled feta cheese and top with 1 cup loosely packed baby kale or other salad greens. Top with additional sunflower seeds if preferred. Seal tightly.

No Comments

You must be logged in to post a comment.

No Reviews

You must be logged in to post a review.

Related Recipes

Spaghetti Salad
Profile Photo by Beth Pierce in Salads
This Spaghetti Salad makes a delicious quick and easy light summer...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 6 Level: Easy


Tuna Pasta Salad
Profile Photo by Beth Pierce in Salads
A quick and easy pasta salad with albacore tuna, sweet peas,...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 8 Level: Easy


Beet Macaroni Salad
Profile Photo by Natalie Wiser-Orozco in Salads
Add blood boosting nutrition to the classic Macaroni Salad side dish...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 6 Level: Easy


Festive Pomegranate Couscous Salad
Profile Photo by Another Music in a Different Kitchen in Salads
Festive pomegranate couscous salad with pearl couscous, pomegranate seeds, pistachios, parsley,...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 8 Level: Easy


Creamy Macaroni Salad
Profile Photo by Beth Pierce in Salads
Creamy Macaroni Salad is an easy summer pasta salad that makes...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 6 Level: Easy