Fresh Pesto Pasta Salad

Recipe from Southern Living

More From Southern Living


  • 1 (16-ounce) package small shell pasta
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 garlic clove, pressed
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1 (3-ounce) package shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup toasted pine nuts
  • Garnishes: gourmet mixed baby salad greens; grape tomatoes; small, yellow pear-shaped tomatoes


  1. Prepare pasta according to package directions; drain.
  2. Whisk together vinegar and next 5 ingredients. Gradually whisk in olive oil.
  3. Add vinaigrette to pasta. Add basil, cheese, and pine nuts; toss to combine. Garnish, if desired.
My Notes

Only you will be able to view, print, and edit this note.

Add Note

Fresh Pesto Pasta Salad Recipe at a Glance

More Recipes Like This

  1. Enter at least one ingredient

Find out what we've got cooking...

Weekly Specials
Get our Free Weekly Specials Newsletter filled with our favorite recipes, seasonal menus, and special features.
We Respect Your Privacy. Privacy Policy