Caesar Pesto Pasta Salad Recipe

I don’t think there is anything better than a pasta serving of mixed greens with all the scrumptious blend ins and shrouded in a smooth dressing.

Pesto and Caesar serving of mixed greens dressing make the rich dressing for this pasta plate of mixed greens. The flavor that those two bring is so yummy and truly makes this stand apart from the rest.

This farm pasta serving of mixed greens is likewise a most loved with it’s hand crafted (simple!) farm dressing.

Caesar Pesto Pasta Salad

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Recipe by togetherasfamily Course: SaladsCuisine: ItalianDifficulty: easy
Servings

12

side dishes
Prep time

20

minutes
Cooking time

1

hour 
Total time

1

hour 

20

minutes

Creamy Pesto Tortellini Pasta Salad is completely delicious and comes together in just a few minutes. The creamy caesar pesto dressing shines paired with tender tortellini pasta.

Ingredients

  • 1 box (12 oz) tri color rotini pasta

  • 2/3 cup creamy caesar dressing

  • 1/3 cup basil pesto

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 3 roma tomatoes, seeded and diced

  • 1 can (3.8 oz) black olives, drained and chopped

  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced green onion

  • 3/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese

  • 1/2 cup pine nuts

Directions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Do not forget to salt the pasta water. I use about 1 teaspoon when I salt pasta water. Drain pasta (DO NOT rinse).
  • In a mixing bowl combine the caesar dressing, basil pesto, salt, and garlic powder. Stir together. Add the cooked, drained hot pasta into it and stir until all the noodles are coated well.
  • Add the remaining ingredients into the bowl and stir to combine everything together.
  • You can either serve this salad right away while it’s still slightly warm or put it in the fridge for 1-2 hours before serving. If it seems dry after refrigerating, simply add a bit more Caesar dressing to your liking.

Notes

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