Pesto Pasta Salad

by Brennans Market Admin


1 lb short pasta, like bow tie or penne

2-3 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, halved

1 small red onion

1/2 each red, yellow, and green bell peppers, diced

1/2 cup  Pitted Kalamata Olives, sliced

1 pound cooked salad shrimp

1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, torn into small pieces

1 cup Bear Pond Farms Pesto

1/2 cup mayonnaise

2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

Adapted From: Bear Pond Farms

This pasta salad is great for lunch or a light supper!

Cook pasta until al dente. Drain and toss in a large bowl with olive oil. Add tomatoes, onion, peppers, olives, shrimp and basil. Set aside while you make the dressing. Whisk pesto, mayonnaise, lemon juice and parmesan together in a bowl. Add to the pasta salad mixture and mix until thoroughly combined. Serve at room temperature or chilled.