Pesto Pasta Salad Recipe

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vegan pesto pasta salad

vegan pesto pasta salad
Pesto Pasta Salad Recipe
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vegan pesto pasta salad
Pesto Pasta Salad Recipe
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Ingredients
  • 1 16 oz bag of bow tie pasta or pasta of your choice
  • ¼ cup Follow Your Heart pesto sauce
  • ½ cup Follow Your Heart Shredded parmesan
  • 1 medium red orange, or yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 1 large cucumber diced
  • 1 large zucchini spiralized or diced
  • 1 medium red onion diced
  • 12 ounces cherry tomatoes quartered
  • Juice of one lemon
  • ¼ cup Italian dressing
  • 1 15 oz can cannellini beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 tbsp dried Italian seasoning
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Baby greens or lettuce for serving
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Instructions
  1. Cook the pasta: Cook pasta according to instructions on the package. Make sure the water is salted (one and a half teaspoons per quart). Remove pasta from heat and strain when pasta is cooked, but still firm (al dente).
  2. In a medium bowl mix Follow Your Heart pesto sauce, lemon juice, Italian dressing, and all the spices until smooth.
  3. In a large mixing bowl combine cooked pasta, sauce, cucumbers, zucchini, bell peppers, and onions until all ingredients are evenly distributed.
  4. Gently fold cannellini beans and Follow Your Heart shredded parmesan into the pasta and vegetable mixture.
  5. Serve at room temperature with a simple salad of baby greens and cherry tomatoes.
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Jessica Carter is the Vegan Food and Lifestyle Coach at Compassion Over Killing (COK), a national non-profit animal protection organization based in Washington, DC. Committed to making plant-based eating more accessible for all, she organizes and hosts cooking demos, develops online trainings and multimedia content for TryVeg.com, and coordinates collaborations with vegan influencers. Her recipes have been featured on FOX45 BaltimoreLet’s Talk Live, and Good Morning Washington.

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