Pesto Surprise


Need a quick salad for a picnic? Or potluck? This is perfect and fast!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
10 servings


  • 1 (12 ounce) package farfalle (bow tie) pasta

  • 1 (.6 ounce) package zesty Italian-style salad dressing mix

  • 12 cherry tomatoes

  • 1 (8 ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped

  • 2 (2.25 ounce) cans chopped black olives, drained

  • 1 (2.25 ounce) can sliced green olives, drained

  • 6 ounces shredded Parmesan cheese

  • 3 tablespoons pesto


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; rinse with cold water and drain.

  2. Prepared zesty Italian dressing according to package directions.

  3. In a large bowl, toss together pasta, tomatoes, artichoke hearts, black olives, green olives and cheese. Pour dressing over all, add pesto, and stir until evenly coated. Refrigerate or serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

259 Calories
10g Fat
31g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 259
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Sodium 881mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 7mg 36%
Calcium 245mg 19%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 148mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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