The girls and I recently attended a baby shower luncheon, hosted by my good friend Jodi who happens to be a cook extraordinaire. There were many beautiful and tasty offerings, but a Mediterranean-style pasta salad got my attention, and I knew that I would try to replicate it.
Here is my version of Jodi's Pesto Pasta Salad.
On the night that I made this, I served it as a side salad, along with pepperoni and mozzarella paninis. It was delicious, but the combination was a bit heavy, especially for a summer meal. Perhaps the next time I make it, I will add a little pepperoni or salami to the salad and try it as a main dish.
I'm also planning to try making my own pesto as soon as my basil plants have enough leaves. I think it would be fun to use homemade pesto in this salad.
If you're in the mood for a little taste of the Mediterranean, this salad just might hit the spot!
Have you ever made homemade pesto? Do you have a good recipe you're willing to share?