/Homemade Pesto Pasta Salad Recipe
Homemade Pesto Pasta Salad recipe

Homemade Pesto Pasta Salad Recipe

A vibrant and refreshing pasta salad that combines homemade green pesto with al dente farfalle and juicy fresh tomatoes, perfect for a light lunch or a delightful side dish.





  • Step 1.

    Start by cooking the farfalle pasta in a large pot of salted boiling water according to the package instructions until al dente. Once cooked, drain and rinse under cold water to stop the cooking process then set aside.
  • Step 2.

    For the homemade green pesto, in a food processor blend together fresh basil leaves, pine nuts, grated Parmesan cheese, garlic cloves, and extra virgin olive olive oil until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Step 3.

    Chop the fresh tomatoes into quarters.
  • Step 4.

    In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked pasta, green pesto, and chopped tomatoes. Gently stir until all the ingredients are well mixed.
  • Step 5.

    Let the salad chill in the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes before serving to allow the flavours to meld together.
  • Step 6.

    Serve chilled, garnished with additional basil leaves or grated Parmesan if desired.


  1. 500 gFarfalle pasta

  2. 2 cupFresh basil leaves

  3. 100 gPine nuts

  4. 100 gParmesan cheese, grated

  5. 2 Garlic cloves

  6. 150 mlExtra virgin olive oil

  7. 1 tspSalt

  8. 0.5 tspPepper

  9. 100 gCherry tomatoes

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