whole wheat blend pasta, cooked, drained (rotini or penne)
pesto, (fresh or frozen pesto from the supermarket)
ripe tomatoes, diced
bell pepper, finely diced (use yellow, red, or orange for a color contrast)
pine nuts* (toasted), optional
in-season veggies, (zucchini or carrot slices, broccoli or cauliflower florets, green beans, or whatever veggie looks good) lightly cooked and cooled
- Add pasta to large serving bowl along with the pesto, diced tomato, bell pepper, and in-season vegetables. Toss to blend well.
- Sprinkle the toasted pine nuts over the top if desired and serve. If not serving immediately, cover well and keep refrigerated until needed.
*To toast pine nuts, just add to small nonstick frying pan and cook over medium-low heat, stirring often, until they are lightly brown.
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