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Fresh Tomato Pesto Pasta Salad served on dinner table
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5 from 2 votes

Fresh Tomato Pesto Pasta Salad

Fresh Tomato Pesto Pasta Salad is a 5 ingredient cold side dish recipe perfect for your next picnic or grilled dinner. 
Prep Time8 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Salad, Side, Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 8


  • 12 oz. box bowtie pasta
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 c. prepared pestoge
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes halved
  • 2 oz. pine nuts


  • Cook the pasta al dente and rinse under cold water to stop the cooking process. Rinse and toss the pasta with the olive oil. 
  • While the pasta is cooking, toast the pine nuts in a small skillet over high heat for 2-3 minutes, or until golden. 
  • Toss everything in a large bowl until well combined. Chill before serving.