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Pesto Pasta Salad

Posted By Susan Voisin On July 18, 2010 @ 5:27 pm In Featured Recipes,Pasta,Recipes with Photos,Salads | 25 Comments

Pesto Pasta Salad

Recipe by: Susan Voisin

* 3 cups fresh basil (or 2 cups basil and one cup spinach)
* 3-4 large cloves garlic
* 1/4 cup walnuts, pine nuts, or raw cashews
* 1/2 container silken tofu (about 6 ounces)
* 2 tablespoons water
* 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
* 1/2 tsp. salt, or to taste
* 1 lb. pasta, cooked according to package directions and rinsed with cool water
* 1-2 large tomatoes, chopped
* additional nuts, to taste

In food processor, chop garlic and nuts until finely minced. Add remaining ingredients and process until smooth.

Toss pasta with sauce and tomatoes, and sprinkle with nuts. Serve immediately or at room temperature.

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