Easy Peas y Pesto Pasta Salad

Easy Peas-y Pesto Pasta Salad

The key to keeping this Easy Peas-y Pesto Pasta Salad recipe easy is using your favorite already-prepared pesto sauce.

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Easy Peas y Pesto Pasta Salad
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Easy Peas-y Pesto Pasta Salad

Cook Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Servings: 6
Calories: 561kcal
Author: Kim Maes


  • 16 ounces (450 g) gluten-free fusilli noodles
  • ¾ cup (175 mL) prepared pesto
  • ¾ cup (180 g) soft goat cheese, crumbled
  • ½ cup (75 g) fresh spring peas or defrosted frozen peas
  • ½ cup (65 g) toasted pine nuts
  • ½ teaspoon (3 g) kosher or fine sea salt, or more to taste
  • ½ teaspoon (1.2 g) freshly ground black pepper, or more to taste


  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a rolling boil. Prepare an ice bath. Blanch the peas by boiling until bright green and just tender (about 1 minute) then transferring them to the ice bath by scooping them from the boiling water with a mesh strainer. Reserve the boiling water for the noodles.
  • Cook pasta according to package directions in the reserved salted water. Drain pasta and let cool.
  • Toss pasta with prepared pesto sauce, goat cheese, peas, pine nuts, salt, and pepper. Serve warm, at room temperature, or cold.


Note: If you don’t mind adding additional ingredients, garnish with fresh basil and chopped cherry tomatoes before serving.


Nutrition Facts
Easy Peas-y Pesto Pasta Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 561 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 16mg5%
Sodium 593mg25%
Potassium 273mg8%
Carbohydrates 62g21%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 1011IU20%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 110mg11%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Easy Peas y Pesto Pasta Salad Recipe

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