Protein Rich Pasta Pesto Salad

Typical school trip food has to be pasta salad right. I can't even remember how many times my mom used to make my this simple - but yet delicious - dish, and I brought it with me as soon as I was going on a trip with my classmates or had a basketball tournament or game in another city. Because this dish is great really. There are endless of variations and you can really make it so it works exactly the way you want it to.

You can really use whatever pasta you want to but today I have used a more protein rich pasta made out on lentils. This pasta is great to use when doing for instance a pasta salad and wanting to add a little bit extra protein to a dish that is, in general, rich in carbs. After this, I just gave the pasta som flavor with pesto, added some veggies and then I was done! It's so simple to make really. Next time, I'll buy some cheese (like vegan feta cheese or mini mozarella balls) and add that too.

Pasta Pesto Salad

2 portions of optional lentil or bean pasta

approx 4 tbsp green pesto*

1/2 tbsp olive oil

7 cherry tomatoes

1/3 red onion

Some Baby Spinach

Sea Salt and a little bit of Black Pepper

+ add if you like some avocado, cheese or Greek olives

*You can buy the pesto in store or make your own, for instance after my vegan pesto recipe.

Boil the pasta according to the instruction on the package.

Combine the pesto, olive oil, salt and a little bit of pepper with the pasta. Add more pesto if needed, we don't want it to not have taste.

Cut the cherry tomatoes in halves, finely slice or chop the onion and rinse off the baby spinach. Combine everything in a big bowl. Add avocado, olives and cheese if you want to.

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