Pesto Zucchini Pasta Salad
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An easy pesto pasta salad with zucchini and red onions for great flavor.
Recipe type: Main Dish Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4 servings
  • 8 oz penne pasta
  • 3 tablespoons pesto
  • 1 tablespoon mayo, aioli, sour cream or yogurt (or lemon juice)
  • 1 medium zucchini, quartered and sliced
  • 1/4 cup diced, red onion
  • 1 oz Romano or Parmesan Cheese, grated
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Prepare pasta according to package directions, then drain in rinse with cold water until pasta is cold. You can soak it with cold water for 5 minutes as well.
  2. Drain all water off pasta, so the sauce sticks well to the pasta.
  3. Toss the pasta with pesto and aioli (or other creamy item mentioned above)
  4. Give it a taste and add salt and pepper if desired.
  5. Stir in the zucchini and red onion.
  6. Top the dish with cheese and serve.
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