Pasta Salad with Lemon-Pesto Dressing

  • prep time10 min
  • total time 20 min
  • serves 6

A fresh salad flavoured with lemon and pesto. 

75 Ratings
Directions for: Pasta Salad with Lemon-Pesto Dressing


1 lb(s) cavatappi, or corkscrew pasta or medium shells

Coarse salt

1 cup pesto sauce, prepared from refrigerated case in supermarket

1 lemon, juiced and zested

¼ cup flat-leaf parsley, chopped

1 cup grape tomatoes, halved

4 scallions, chopped

¾ lb(s) ricotta salata, chopped and crumbled, in specialty cheese case of market or 1 lb tub bocconcini mini pieces of mozzarella, drained, pieces halved

Black pepper


1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and salt it. Place pesto, lemon zest, lemon juice, parsley, tomatoes, scallions and cheese in a large bowl. Cook pasta to al dente then cold shock it and chill it down under cold running water. Drain well. Add to mixing bowl. Combine salad and season with salt and pepper, to taste.

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