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Pistachio Pesto Pasta Salad

Pistachio Pesto Pasta Salad


  • Author: Lindsay // Tipps in the Kitch
  • Prep Time: 25 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 6-8 1x
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Ingredients

  • PISTACHIO PESTO PASTA SALAD
  • FOR THE PESTO:
  • 1/2 c pistachios
  • 3/4 c olive oil
  • 1 c Basil leaves
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 c Parmesan
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • FOR THE SALAD:
  • 2 1/2 c Tuscan Kale chopped
  • 2 T olive oil, more if needed
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 12 oz fusilli or pasta of choice
  • 1 c Feta cheese
  • 1/3 c pistachios, roughly chopped

Instructions

  1. To make the pesto, add all ingredients to your blender or food processor and pulse until smooth and creamy.
  2. Cook pasta according to instructions on package, drain, toss with a little olive oil and set aside.
  3. To assemble the pasta salad, toss the cooked pasta with the pesto, chopped kale, lemon juice, feta, and pistachios. Add more salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Serve immediately or store in the fridge for 1-2 hours to serve chilled.

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