Basil Pesto Pasta

Here is the delicious vegetable pasta I made with my fresh basil pesto. It’s got green peas, broccoli and grape tomatoes that I quickly sauteed before adding them into the pasta. This is a great summer vegetarian dish. I made this with whole wheat pasta too, we have been using white pasta very little.

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Thanks again to OhNuts! for providing me with the pine nuts used in this recipe.

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Basil Pesto Salad Recipe

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1 package penne pasta
3 cups broccoli florets (or the broccoli florets from one package of fresh broccoli)
2 cups or 1 small package cherry or grape tomatoes
1 cup frozen peas, defrosted
1 cup fresh basil pesto
1/4 cup pine nuts
kosher salt
olive oil


Cook pasta according to package directions, making sure to use kosher salt to season the pasta's cooking water. Preheat a large saute pan and drizzle with olive oil. Add broccoli florets and cherry tomatoes. Cover with a lid and saute over medium just until broccoli gets a vibrant color and tomatoes start to burst. Add peas and just heat through.

Add cooked pasta and pesto to a large bowl. Toss to combine. Add vegetables and pine nuts. Toss well and serve.

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  14 Responses to “Basil Pesto Pasta”

  1. grace — August 14, 2010 @ 5:28 pm

    your pesto is awesome, and i’m really tickled by the broccoli in this dish. nice recipe!

  2. Grace — August 14, 2010 @ 6:51 pm

    Wow, this looks so delicious and I have all the ingredients, definitely going to try this!

  3. Tickled Red — August 14, 2010 @ 8:06 pm

    RT @ EclecticRecipes

    Basil Pesto Pasta

  4. Angelia McGowan — August 14, 2010 @ 8:12 pm

    Basil Pesto Pasta: Here is the delicious vegetable pasta I made with my fresh basil pesto. It’s got green peas, br…

  5. Tickled Red — August 14, 2010 @ 8:18 pm

    RT @EclecticRecipes: Basil Pesto Pasta: Here is the delicious vegetable pasta I made with my fresh basil pesto. It’s got green peas, br…

  6. Angelia McGowan — August 14, 2010 @ 9:24 pm

    Fresh Basil Pesto Pasta

  7. Heather Iacobacci — August 14, 2010 @ 9:32 pm

    Sounds good! RT @EclecticRecipes: Fresh Basil Pesto Pasta

  8. Monet — August 14, 2010 @ 11:25 pm

    We have been using all whole wheat pasta too…and I’ve been loving it! I think that this would be a perfect week night dinner. Light, nutritious and simple to throw together. Thank you for sharing, love!

  9. Michelle Goede — August 15, 2010 @ 5:02 pm

    RT @EclecticRecipes: Fresh Basil Pesto Pasta

  10. Fight the Fat Foodie — August 15, 2010 @ 11:33 pm

    This looks wonderful!

  11. Foodierama — August 16, 2010 @ 4:58 am

    Basil Pesto Pasta #foodie

  12. marla {family fresh cooking} — August 17, 2010 @ 7:52 pm

    Love that you added fresh veggies to this delicious looking pasta with homemade pesto sauce. Colorful, healthy and I am sure very tasty!! xo

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  14. Diane Helfer — April 10, 2013 @ 12:12 pm

    What is the recipe for the basil pesto?

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