Ensalada de Pasta al Pesto. - Esta ensalada de pasta al pesto es la guarnición ideal y también puede ser el plato principal. Sólo necesitas 10 ingredientes y 25 minutos para hacerla.

With how much we like pasta salads, I can’t believe that we only have one recipe on the blog (this jar salad, which is really good), so here’s another one.



Para la pasta:

  • 15 tomates secos
  • 200 g de pasta, nosotros usamos pasta de trigo sarraceno (7 oz)
  • 1/2 taza de aceitunas negras sin hueso (80 g)

Para el pesto:

  • 1 diente de ajo
  • 1/4 taza de piñones (40 g)
  • 1/4 taza de agua (65 ml)
  • 4 cucharadas de levadura nutricional o de cerveza
  • 2 cucharadas de tahini
  • 1/4 cucharadita de sal
  • 2 puñados de albahaca fresca (30 g)


  1. We prefer to hydrate dried tomatoes in water heat for about 10 or 15 minutes or until tender, but if you want, you can use dried tomatoes already hydrated in oil.
  2. Cook the pasta according to the instructions on the package .
  3. Cut the olives and dried tomatoes. Set aside.
  4. To make the pesto, we just have to put all the ingredients in a food processor or blender and beat until they are well integrated.
  5. < li id="instruction-step-5">We mix all the ingredients of the salad in a bowl: the pasta (which has to be cold), the olives, the dried tomatoes and the pesto sauce.

  6. We can serve the salad directly, although it is tastier if we leave it in the fridge for at least 1 or 2 hours to cool down.
  7. Pasta salad can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for about 3-4 days.


  • To simplify the recipe, you can substitute cherry tomatoes or any other type of tomato for the dried tomatoes.
  • If you want the recipe to have less fat, remove the olives. You can also use any other type of olives.
  • The tahini can be replaced with extra virgin olive oil. In that case, the ideal is not to add water, but 4 tablespoons of oil.
  • Instead of basil, you can also use spinach, the pesto will have less flavor, but it will also be very tasty and spinach is more cheap and easy to find.
  • If you can’t find pine nuts or if you prefer to use a cheaper option, add whatever nuts you like (walnuts, cashews, almonds, etc.).
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