Farfalle With Pesto

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Irmgard

This pasta salad can be made the usual way with basil or, for the more adventurous, with mint.

Top Review by sugarpea

Excellent, Irmgard. I never would have considered cucumber in a recipe like this, but it was terrific. I made the basil version. I added some thin garlic-sauteed chicken strips to make a complete meal.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions.
  2. Drain and rinse with cold water; drain again.
  3. In a food processor or blender, process the pine nuts, garlic and basil leaves until finely chopped.
  4. With the processor running, pour in the olive oil until combined.
  5. Add the cheese, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
  6. Toss the pesto with the pasta.
  7. Mix in the peas, cucumber and green onions.
  8. Serve garnished with basil leaves.

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