Pesto Pasta Salad

Pesto Pasta Salad


10 mins 


10 mins 


This is a slight variation on a classic Italian dish. This Pasta Salad is perfect for a quick lunch, & provides a taste of La Bella Vita, wherever you are.


  • 350 g penne pasta
  • 3 tablespoons pesto
  • 4 tbsp Hellmann's Real Mayonnaise
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts

  1. Amount per Serving
Title Amount per Serving
Energy 451.412 kcal
Protein 14.481 g
Sugar 6.862 g
Fibre 3.72 g
Fat 11.374 g
Saturated fat 2.436 g


  1. Cook the pasta until al dente following the instructions on the packet. For penne, around nine to eleven minutes usually does the trick.

  2. Drain in a colander, tip the cooked penne into cold water, and then drain in the colander once again so that the penne cools.

  3. Take the pine nuts, and toast on a non-stick frying pan on a medium high heat, using no oil.

  4. Stir the pesto and Hellmann's Real Mayonnaise into the cool penne along with the lemon juice and black pepper.

  5. Serve in a bowl, sprinkle with parmesan, and garnish with the toasted pine nuts.

  6. Allow yourself a quick snooze.