***SUMMER PESTO PASTA SALAD***

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***SUMMER PESTO PASTA SALAD***
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It’s getting HOT ☀️ ☀️ ☀️ in Florida and warmer weather calls for light and refreshing #summerrecipes
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This Fresh Basil ? Pesto Dressing is one of my favourite things to have in my fridge – I add a dollop to salads, onto potatoes, into pasta sauces, onto fish, into quinoa ….. you get the gist. It’s so good it can be added to EVERYTHING and it transforms anything simple into a dish full of Summery Flavours ….
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This bright and vibrant Summer Pasta Salad is a cold recipe but you can serve it warm and the best part is that it can sit in the fridge ready for tomorrow (hello, #leftoversforlunch ??)
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So let’s get started
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For the PASTA SALAD
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Simply mix:
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6 Oz – Cooked Pasta (al dente) @jovialfoods
1 Cup – Cooked Black Beans
1/2 Cup – Sweetcorn
1/2 Cup – Chopped Peppers
1/2 Cup – Chopped Cucumbers
1/4 Cup – Chopped Red Onion
1/4 Cup – Chopped Fresh Tomatoes
1 Avocado – Cubed
Optional: Mozarella Cheese
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For the PESTO Dressing – you’ll need:
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2 Cups – Fresh Basil ( chop finely)
2 Cloves – Garlic (minced)
1/2 Cup – Extra Virgin Olive Oil @carapelliusa
1/4 tsp – Salt
1/8 tsp – Pepper
1 Small Lemon – Juice, Squeezed
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1. Simply chop and prepare your ingredients and mix together by hand
2. Stir in 1/2 Cup Fine Grated Parmesan (optional)
3. Pour this dressing over your pasta salad and adjust the seasoning as per your taste
4. Serve up cold and store the leftovers in the fridge
5. ENJOY ?☀️?☀️?
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MAMA TIPS:
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?Play around with herbs, add in some others like mint, parsley, coriander
? Add some chopped pine nuts or walnuts into the dressing
?Blend the dressing (except parmesan) for a smoother dressing
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