A healthy pasta salad is always welcome. This pesto pasta salad is no exception. It has tasty pesto, creamy cheese, and fresh tomatoes which are perfect for summer. The recipe may taste even better because of the low carb count, thanks to ThinSlim Foods Low Carb Impastable Pasta - Rotini.
Impastable High-Fiber Rotini
ThinSlim Foods Low Carb Impastable Pasta - Rotini has 55 calories per serving, or about 70% fewer calories than regular pasta. It has 36 grams of fiber from sources such as oat fiber and wheat fiber, and there are only 8 grams of net carbs. Other ingredients are egg whites and wheat protein isolate. It is easy to make; just boil it until it has the texture you want
Salad for Summer
This salad is perfect for summer. You can pack it into a cooler and take it for a picnic lunch or dinner, or serve it as a cold lunch or dinner on a hot day. Just make it the day before and keep it in the refrigerator overnight if you are going to be too busy to toss the ingredients together the next day. It can be a one-dish, high-protein meal if you add cooked chicken - leftovers work great in this recipe.
Fit for Company
This low-carb pesto pasta salad is good enough for company. You can serve it with baked beans or corn on the cob for your guests, or keep the entire meal low in carbohydrates by serving it with a vegetable, such as grilled asparagus served warm or cold, and some watermelon or blueberries. Using store bought pesto can help you keep stress levels down when preparing for company.
Recipe for Low-Carb Pesto Pasta Salad
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes