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Pasta salad with cucumber and basil pesto

A refreshing pasta salad with cucumber and basil pesto is a lovely barbecue side dish, or a main course during hot summer days.

Pasta salad with cucumber and basil pesto
30 minutes 4 people Main course
Pasta salad with cucumber and basil pesto

Ingredients

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  • 250 gram fusilli or other kind of pasta you like
  • 1/4th cucumber
  • large handful of black olives
  • 6 radishes
  • 1 bell pepper (we've used an orange one, but you can use any color you like)
  • 1/2 lemon (juice)
  • 2 large handfuls of basil leaves
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • small handful of pine nuts
  • olive oil
  • pepper and salt to taste
Pasta salad with cucumber and basil pesto ingredients
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Kitchen equipment

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  • medium-sized pan
  • (small) blender
  • spoon
  • large bowl
  • cutting board & chef's knife


Preparation

30 minutes 4 people Main course

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Preparation -- 15 minutes

FILL a medium-sized pan with water and salt and bring to a boil. COOK the pasta until they're al dente and DRAIN the pasta. RINSE them with cold running water until they're completely cooled off.

Meanwhile CREATE the basil pesto. PEEL the garlic cloves and add them to the blender along with the basil leaves, pine nuts, juice of half a lemon and large splash of olive oil.

BLEND until smooth and keep on adding olive oil until you've reached the desired consistency. 

Pasta salad with cucumber and basil pesto
Pasta salad with cucumber and basil pesto

Finishing the pasta salad with cucumber and basil pesto -- 15 minutes

RINSE the bell pepper, remove the seeds and chop into cubes. RINSE the cucumber and chop into pieces, any kind you like. SLICE the black olives into slices and combine them along with the pepper, cucumber and pasta.

RINSE the radishes and slice into slices. ADD the radishes and basil pesto to the pasta and combine well. SEASON with pepper and salt if needed, enjoy!


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