Pesto Pasta Salad with Green Beans and Corn
This simple and flavorful pasta salad is made with just a few simple ingredients including whole wheat pasta, pesto, green beans and corn.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
- 8 ounces whole wheat penne or short cut pasta of choice
- 2 cups green beans cut in 2" pieces
- 1 cup corn kernels fresh or frozen
- 1/4 cup pesto
- salt and pepper to taste
- parmesan cheese optional garnish
Bring a large pot of salty water to a roaring boil and cook pasta according to package instructions.
Add the green beans and corn to the pot 2 minutes before the pasta is estimated to be done cooking.
Drain the pasta, beans and corn in a strainer and place in a large bowl.
Drizzle in the pesto and toss well to combine. Check for seasoning and add salt and pepper to taste (or more pesto if you wish!)
Garnish with grated parmesan cheese to serve.
Calories: 325kcal | Carbohydrates: 57.8g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 10.2g | Saturated Fat: 1.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8.8g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 164mg | Fiber: 10.4g | Sugar: 1g