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Ladybug Pesto Salad

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Ladybug Pesto Salad
  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 20 min
  • Ingredients 6
  • Servings 2
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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!

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

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.

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    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.

Nutrition Information

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More About This Recipe

  • 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!
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