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Spinach Pesto Pasta Salad

An easy homemade pesto sauce using baby spinach leaves, tossed with your favorite pasta and grape tomatoes. A perfect Summer side dish!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pasta
Servings: 6 plus

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb pasta
  • 3 C packed baby spinach
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2/3 C Parmesan cheese
  • 3-4 Tbsp olive oil
  • Cherry tomatoes

Instructions

  • Prepare pasta as directed on package.
  • Meanwhile, prepare pesto sauce. In a food processor, puree spinach leaves with garlic cloves and Parmesan cheese. Slowly drizzle in 3-4 Tbsp olive oil until desired consistency is reached. Slice tomatoes into quarters.
  • Drain pasta, rinsing with cool water. Allow pasta to cool before tossing with pesto sauce and tomatoes. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.

Notes

Recipe serves roughly 6-8.
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel