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Looking for a perfectly light and savory salad for your next barbecue? This light and healthy Parmesan Pesto Pasta Salad with Roasted Tomatoes and Asparagus is perfect! Whether sharing it at a party or enjoying it as a fresh and cool summer lunch, this salad is filling and delicious.
I love walking around our local Farmer’s Market. Not only am I supporting local farmers, but I’m getting deliciously fresh produce and it’s all just so pretty to look at. I have to keep myself from buying more than I really need! On a recent trip I picked up some grape tomatoes and asparagus and I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it!
I roasted those yummy tomatoes and asparagus in the oven with just a light drizzle of olive oil and some salt, pepper and fresh basil, as I knew they would be the perfect addition to the Parmesan Pesto Pasta Salad I’d been planning. While the veggies were roasting, I boiled some water to cook up my favorite bowtie pasta just to al dente.
Once everything was finished cooking, I let it all cool for just a bit before mixing in the Hidden Valley™ Parmesan Basil Pesto Sandwich Spread & Dip, some fresh grated Parmesan and fresh basil.
This delicious pasta salad was the perfect filling lunch and once the flavors had more time to blend it was positively irresistible!
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