How to Make a Yummy Pesto Pasta Salad

This is one of my go-to potluck dishes. Turns a boring pasta salad into a colorful, tasty food fest for your mouth! And so easy to make too!

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How to Make a Yummy Pesto Pasta Salad Recipe
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Boil pasta as per package directions.

Boil pasta as per package directions.

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When done (al dente) drain and return to the pot. Cool slightly.

When done (al dente) drain and return to the pot. Cool slightly.

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Add a container of store-bought pesto. Or check out my guide for making homemade pesto (yum yum!) and add that.

Add a container of store-bought pesto. Or check out my guide for making homemade pesto (yum yum!) and add that.

4
Chop up roasted red peppers.

Chop up roasted red peppers.

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Drain juice from canned pineapple pieces. Or you can cut up a fresh pineapple (see my guide on how to do that 😜).

Drain juice from canned pineapple pieces. Or you can cut up a fresh pineapple (see my guide on how to do that 😜).

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Add peppers and pineapple to pesto and pasta.

Add peppers and pineapple to pesto and pasta.

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Chop up black olives.

Chop up black olives.

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Chop up red onion (if you don't have red, any onion will do.)

Chop up red onion (if you don't have red, any onion will do.)

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Add those and stir gently.

Add those and stir gently.

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Salt and pepper to taste. Which mean you should taste it! YUM!

Salt and pepper to taste. Which mean you should taste it! YUM!

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Squeeze juice from 1/2 a lemon and stir. That's it! You're done!

Squeeze juice from 1/2 a lemon and stir. That's it! You're done!

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Serve and enjoy! So many flavors and textures - your mouth will thank you! So will your family and friends! 👍👏❤

Serve and enjoy! So many flavors and textures - your mouth will thank you! So will your family and friends! 👍👏❤

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