This simple Pesto Pasta Salad is loaded with pasta shells, fresh pesto, salty bacon, crumbly feta, juicy tomatoes, and crunchy cashews!
This one’s for you.
And I gotta say . . .
it’s a really good one.
Let me introduce you all, to what I am confident is going to be your newest spring obsession:
Pesto Pasta Salad.
Spring and summer, to me, mean #allthepastasalads.
They’re my FAVORITE.
Who would’ve thought cold pasta could be so darn delicious?
This Pesto Pasta Salad recipe was born, because I was seriously craving some of my cilantro pesto.
Cilantro haters, you can totally use basil pesto instead.
But cilantro lovers, rejoice, because the cilantro pesto is seriously delicious in this recipe.
Once you have the pesto made – cilantro, garlic, cashews, lime juice, parm, salt, and oil <– blend it up in your food processor. Easy. Peasy – this dish comes together really fast.
Boil pasta. Small shells, please! Aren’t they cute?!
Cook bacon. Are you drooling yet?
Dice tomatoes. Sooo fresh.
Assemble: stir pasta, tomatoes, crumbled feta, bacon, cashews, and pesto together. Thin it out, if necessary, with pasta water.
Now the hard part.
Let it chill.
I mean. You COULD serve it warm-ish or at room temperature, but it’s super delicious when it’s cold.
Tender pasta with juicy tomatoes, crispy bacon, salty feta, crunchy cashews, and the most amazing, fresh, and delicious pesto?
Who’s ready for spring?!
What’s YOUR favorite spring dish? Show Me the Yummy!
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