Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

A wonderful and light pasta salad. I serve in a bowl lined with fresh spinach leaves. I got this recipe from Better Homes and Gardens.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a blender combine spinach, basil, garlic, cheese, salt and pepper.
  2. Add oil and water, cover and blend until nearly smooth and mixture is a paste.
  3. Add mayo to the spinach mixture.
  4. Add to pasta and toss well to coat.
  5. Chill at least 4 hours covered.
  6. Can be made the day before.


Most Helpful

This is a taste sensation! We had a few friends around for a barbecue last night and I made this pasta salad, it was extremely popular. I gave the recipe out to a couple of my girlfriends and they were almost shocked that Id made the 'pesto' myself! cheeky eh! Great garlic flavour too, A good grinding of black ground pepper was the only extra addition, thanks for sharing.

Evie* November 30, 2003

This recipe was incredible and was a huge hit at the BBQ - everyone was fighting over the leftovers! Very tasty - highly recommended.

Ennoia August 22, 2013

This was just ok for us. It needed something, but I don't know what. I'm gonna try it again tho. :-)

armymomx2 June 12, 2008

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