Tomato Pesto Pasta Salad – LEAH ITSINES

Tomato Pesto Pasta Salad

This is an ideal meal prep dish that can be eaten warm or cold as a salad – whether
it’s at your desk for lunch or as I like to daydream about, lunch by the pool. The Mix-
a-mato® tomatoes are an awesome colour pop and the blend of flavours from all the
different tomato varieties makes this dish a standout.

Serves: 2
Cook time: 15 minutes
Prep time: 10 minutes
Ingredients:
2 cups spiral pasta, uncooked
½ cup Broccolini® chopped
1 tablespoon basil pesto
½ cup Mix-a-Mato® tomatoes, halved
5-10 whole Kalamata olives, pitted
1 cup baby spinach
1 small zucchini, sliced into half-moons
1 teaspoon parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon pepita seeds

Directions: 
1. Cook pasta according to packet instructions.
2. Heat a medium pan with a splash of olive oil over medium high heat. Place
Broccolini® and zucchini into the pan and cook for 5-6 minutes. Then add
olives, baby spinach and Mix-a-Mato® tomatoes. Toss for 3-4 minutes until
tomatoes have begun to soften.
3. Add cooked into the pan and toss to warm through. Add pesto to the pan and
mix through. Transfer to a serving dish. Sprinkle parmesan cheese and pepita
seeds over the top.