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Maya's Perfect Pesto Pasta Salad

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"My 10-year-old daughter Maya and I created this easy but delicious pasta salad, featuring her favorite pesto flavors. This salad is great as the center of a light dinner, or as a side dish."
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1 h 5 m servings 489
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook fusilli in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 12 minutes. Drain.
  2. Combine basil, Parmesan cheese, pine nuts, oil, and garlic in a food processor; blend to make pesto.
  3. Toss pasta with pesto and mix in red onion, radicchio, and mayonnaise. Season with salt and pepper. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.


  • Cook's Note:
  • I prefer using the corkscrew pasta medley.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 489 calories; 22.6 57.6 16 8 214 Full nutrition

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Delicious pasta salad! You could probably use jarred pesto as a shortcut.