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Lemon Pesto Pasta Salad

Bright, Fresh and Flavorful! All words that perfectly describe this healthy dish.

::Lemon Pesto Pasta Salad::

Pesto Dressing:

  • 2 garlic cloves

  • 3 Tbs. toasted pine nuts

  • 1 1/2 cups fresh basil leaves

  • 1/2 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves

  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 tsp. lemon zest

  • 1 1/2 cups Pacifica Culinaria Coastal Lemon Avocado Oil

  • Salt and pepper

In a food processor, add garlic, pine nuts, basil, parsley, cheese, and lemon zest. Pulse until ground to a fine paste. Slowly drizzle in the avocado oil as the processor is running. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Pasta Salad:

  • 1 8oz box of farfalle pasta

  • Mixed salad greens

  • Cherry tomatoes, halved, for garnish

Cook farfalle pasta according to package directions. Pour pesto dressing over the pasta and chill in the refrigerator. Place pasta on top of mixed greens, garnish with cherry tomatoes and serve.

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