Pesto Pasta Salad - this tangy twist on a macaroni salad is my new favorite summer salad recipe. Sundried tomatoes, smart veggie pasta, spinach, feta cheese, red pepper, and olives tossed in a homemade honey pesto vinaigrette. Also makes a delicious and nutritious addition to a school lunch.

Pesto Pasta Salad

A delicious and easy cold pasta salad recipe, this Pesto Pasta Salad is a delicious side dish to bring to summer cook outs.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword macaroni salad, pasta salad, pesto pasta salad
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 464kcal
Author Randa Derkson


  • 1 box Catelli Smart Veggie macaroni
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1 red pepper cubed
  • 1 small can sliced olives
  • 1/2 cup marinated sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese crumbled
  • 1 batch pesto vinaigrette


  • Cook the Catelli Smart Veggie macaroni according to package directions, set aside to cool.
  • Once the macaroni is cooled, add the baby spinach, red pepper, olives, sundried tomatoes, and cheese.
  • Toss with Pesto Vinaigrette.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 464kcal | Carbohydrates: 50.9g | Protein: 10.3g | Fat: 25.2g | Saturated Fat: 4.9g | Cholesterol: 8.3mg | Sodium: 308.6mg | Fiber: 6.6g | Sugar: 7.7g