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Ladybug Pesto Salad

  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 20 min
  • Ingredients 6
  • Servings 2

Ingredients

4
oz (half 8 oz box) Fusilli or Rotini pasta, cooked
3
tablespoons prepared pesto
1/2
cup grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
1/4
cup black olives, sliced
1/4
cup mozzarella cheese, cubed
2
tablespoons Parmesan cheese

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
% Daily Value
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
Free
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
No nutrition information available for this recipe

Expert Tips

Boil pasta while cooking dinner to save time and prep this salad the night before. In the morning, give it a toss and pack in lunch container.

Involve your kids in making this lunch and they will discover that “green” foods can be delicious! All the favorite flavors from their beloved pizza are creatively mixed in this one-bowl dish!

Directions

  • 1 Cook the pasta in salted water according to package instructions. Drain and rinse in cold water. Let pasta “dry” slightly and toss in a bowl with pesto.
  • 2 Add Parmesan cheese, tomatoes, black olives and Mozzarella cheese cubes. Toss well to combine and refrigerate.

Involve your kids in making this lunch and they will discover that “green” foods can be delicious! All the favorite flavors from their beloved pizza are creatively mixed in this one-bowl dish!

Rate and Comment

Laura Fuentes Laura Fuentes
September 16, 2015

Involve your kids in making this lunch and they will discover that “green” foods can be delicious! All the favorite flavors from their beloved pizza are creatively mixed in this one-bowl dish!