The following Pesto Pasta Salad With Carrots, Romaine, and Parmesan recipe is a sponsored post on behalf of Barilla Pesto, and Moms Meet. Opinions expressed are that of my own.
Pasta salad is not only a great recipe for meal sides, but it also makes an excellent dish for family get togethers and picnics.
Now the reason why this pesto pasta salad came together, was because I was given an opportunity to review Barilla Creamy Genovese Pesto through Moms Meet.
I am actually a big fan of pesto and have enjoyed it on bread, fish, as well as in warm pasta dishes.
I had been contemplating making a fresh pesto dish for dinner but time escaped me to actually do it since we are busy again with school and after school activities.
Needless to say, I didn’t have an excuse any longer because Barilla Creamy Genovese Pesto has made putting together a weeknight dish super simple.
Created with 100% Italian Basil, 100% Italian Cheeses, and imported from Parma, Italy, this pesto sauce is delicious.
A 6.2 ounce jar of Barilla Creamy Genovese Pesto can be added to 16 ounces of cooked pasta warm or cold to make a flavorful meal.
Check out how I used this product in a Pesto Pasta Salad below.
Pesto Pasta Salad With Carrots, Romaine, and Parmesan Recipe
Serves 8 or more
6.2 ounce jar of Barilla Creamy Genovese Pesto
16 oz of Cooked Pasta
2 Cups of Chopped Carrots
2 Cups of Chopped Romaine
3 Tbsp of Shredded Parmesan
Combine the Barilla Creamy Genovese Pesto into the cooked pasta and then add in the vegetables. Once mixed, sprinkle the cheese on top and refrigerate until ready to eat.
Now since this was an experiment, I had more than I needed and we ended up eating this over a few days. The romaine and carrots stayed crisp and it kept its flavor.
FYI, you can always adjust down the measurements for this recipe and make half a box of pasta, use half a jar of pesto, half the veggies, and half the cheese. However, be sure to refrigerate your left over pesto.
Hope you also enjoy this dish and look for Barilla Creamy Genovese Pesto at retailers like Target, Publix, and Hy-Vee, for the suggested retail price of $3.29.
Carlee @ FLL