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Colorful Pesto Pasta Salad

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Colorful Pesto Pasta Salad

Colorful Pesto Pasta Salad - The snack that even adult birthday guests are guaranteed to like!

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Health Score:
9,4 / 10
Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
25 min.
Preparation
Calories:
397
calories
Calories

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Nutritional values

Whole-wheat pasta is bursting with magnesium and vitamin B. Parmesan adds protein, tomatoes provide antioxidants, and the lemon adds vitamin C.

Make this dish the day before and keep in the refrigerator until serving. The sitting time will make it even more delicious!

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie397 kcal(19 %)
Protein16 g(16 %)
Fat15 g(13 %)
Carbohydrates49 g(33 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage11.5 g(38 %)
Vitamin A0.2 mg(25 %)
Vitamin D0.1 μg(1 %)
Vitamin E3.3 mg(28 %)
Vitamin B₁0.6 mg(60 %)
Vitamin B₂0.2 mg(18 %)
Niacin6 mg(50 %)
Vitamin B₆0.3 mg(21 %)
Folate55 μg(18 %)
Pantothenic acid1 mg(17 %)
Biotin3.8 μg(8 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.2 μg(7 %)
Vitamin C79 mg(83 %)
Potassium523 mg(13 %)
Calcium195 mg(20 %)
Magnesium124 mg(41 %)
Iron4.4 mg(29 %)
Iodine9 μg(5 %)
Zinc3.2 mg(40 %)
Saturated fatty acids4.1 g
Uric acid71 mg
Cholesterol10 mg
Development of this recipe:
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Ingredients

for
8
Ingredients
21 ounces Whole Grain Pasta
salt
18 ounces tomatoes
1 small Cucumber
4 stalks flat-leaf parsley
4 stalks Basil
4 tablespoons Pine nuts
4 ounces Parmesan (one piece)
1 lemon
4 tablespoons olive oil
3 ½ ounces Vegetable broth
peppers
How healthy are the main ingredients?
tomatoParmesanPine nutsolive oilsaltCucumber
Preparation

Kitchen utensils

1 large Pot, 1 small Non-stick pan, 1 Plate, 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Cutting board, 1 Citrus juicer, 1 Immersion blender, 1 deep bowl, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Fine grater, 1 Sieve

Preparation steps

1.
Colorful Pesto Pasta Salad preparation step 1

Cook pasta in plenty of boiling salted water until al dente according to package directions.

2.
Colorful Pesto Pasta Salad preparation step 2

Meanwhile, rinse tomatoes, cut out the stems and dice.

3.
Colorful Pesto Pasta Salad preparation step 3

Rinse the cucumbers thoroughly, wipe dry and cut in half lengthwise. Remove seeds with a teaspoon and dice.

4.
Colorful Pesto Pasta Salad preparation step 4

Rinse parsley and basil, shake dry, pluck leaves and chop coarsely.

5.
Colorful Pesto Pasta Salad preparation step 5

Toast pine nuts in a dry non-stick pan until golden brown and let cool slightly on a plate.

6.
Colorful Pesto Pasta Salad preparation step 6

Finely grate the Parmesan cheese. Cut lemon in half and squeeze out juice. 

7.
Colorful Pesto Pasta Salad preparation step 7

Drain pasta, reserving about 3/4 cup of the pasta water.

8.
Colorful Pesto Pasta Salad preparation step 8

Combine the pine nuts, olive oil, broth, Parmesan cheese, herbs and 4 tablespoons of pasta water in a tall vessel. Puree with an immersion blender to a creamy pesto. Adjust consistency with more pasta water as needed (the pasta will absorb some of the liquid so the pesto shouldn't be too dry). Season with salt, pepper and 1-2 tablespoons lemon juice.

9.
Colorful Pesto Pasta Salad preparation step 9

Place the pasta in a large bowl. Add the tomatoes, cucumbers, pesto and a little of the reserved pasta water to achieve desired consistency. Season with salt, pepper and remaining lemon juice and serve warm.