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Yogurt Pesto Pasta Salad

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  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 4
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Our satisfying pasta salad showcases asparagus and a creamy yogurt and pesto dressing

Lauren Keating Recipe by Lauren Keating
October 20, 2014

Ingredients

1
package fusilli pasta (16 oz)
1
bunch (about 3/4 lb) fresh asparagus spears, trimmed, cut into 1-inch pieces
2
tablespoons olive oil
12
oz Yoplait® Greek 100 plain yogurt (from 2-lb container)
2
tablespoons pesto paste
Black pepper
1
pint (2 cups) grape tomatoes, halved

Directions

  • 1 Cook pasta as directed on package. Two minutes before pasta is done, add asparagus to saucepan.
  • 2 When pasta is al dente, drain. Immediately rinse pasta with cold water; transfer to large serving bowl. Stir in oil.
  • 3 In medium bowl, stir together yogurt and pesto paste. Season with pepper.
  • 4 Stir dressing and tomatoes into pasta. Serve immediately.

Expert Tips

Pesto paste, sold in a tube, contains less oil than prepared basil pesto.

This salad is best served immediately after it’s dressed. If you want to make it ahead, add the tomatoes to the oiled pasta and asparagus in one bowl; refrigerate. Refrigerate the dressing in another container. Combine just prior to serving.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
668.0
% Daily Value
Total Fat
21.7g
33%
Saturated Fat
1.3g
6%
Cholesterol
13.8mg
5%
Sodium
216.3mg
9%
Total Carbohydrate
94.6g
32%
Dietary Fiber
6.7g
27%
Sugars
9.5g
Protein
25.0g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
30.90%
31%
Calcium
16.10%
16%
Iron
24%
24%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Yoplait is a registered trademark of YOPLAIT MARQUES (France) used under license.

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