Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Pesto Pasta Salad

This is another one of my favorite pasta salads that came from the The Farmchicks In The Kitchen cookbook. This is a great cookbook with simple and delicious recipes which are all inspired by country living and times spent with family and friends. Plus, there are great photographs of the recipes which is one of the things I love most in a cookbook. 

So, here is what you need...

3 cups bowtie pasta
1/4 cup pesto
1/4 cup sour cream
1 cup chopped fresh tomatoes
1/2 cup halved pitted black olives
1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese ( I used shaved parmesan cheese)
1/4 cup pine nuts


Cook the pasta in a large pot of lightly salted boiling water according to the package directions. Drain, rinse under cold running water, drain well, and let cool. Place in large bowl.

Mix the pesto and sour cream together in a small bowl and add to pasta, tossing to coat. Add the tomatoes, olives, cheese, and pine nuts; toss to mix. 

This recipes makes 4 main dish servings. 



  1. This looks very tasty and I will have to check out that cookbook. I do enjoy their website. Quick question, is it supposed to say pesto where you have basil typed?

  2. Kelli... oops! Thanks for pointing that out to me. Yes, it is pesto instead of basil. Thanks!

  3. This looks SO good especially this time of year! This and the dessert cookbook you mentioned sound so great. It would be fun to get us girls together and spend and afternoon sharing each other's cookbooks over some iced tea! Hugs Friend...

  4. YUMMO! Have you ever made homemade pesto? It's the best! I freeze it in ice cube trays!

    BTW - Happy Anniversary!

  5. This pasta salad looks amazing! I love pasta is one of my favourite foods! Loved your blog lovely pictures!

  6. This one looks very good. I'm always on the lookout for simple recipes for the summer. Thanks for sharing.



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