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Creamy Pesto & Sundried Tomato Pasta Salad

An easy, tasty, cool and creamy pesto pasta salad, that is the perfect addition to any summer meal!

Creamy Pesto & Sundried Tomato Pasta Salad

I’m blogging! about food! It’s been since February folks…but this one I just had to share! Who doesn’t love easy, delicious, summer dishes, that can accompany any summer meal? This pasta salad is a winner..we’ve already made this numerous times this year, we love it so much!

Creamy Pesto & Sundried Tomato Pasta Salad

Generally, I can find my husband standing with the fridge door open, eating this straight out of the’s that good. And its super quick! Creamy fresh pesto, I buy ours from costco, its absolutely amazing how fresh and flavorful it is, (but you can always make your own too!), sin-dried tomatoes, even more fresh basil, and feta! Oh and if you’re not a fan of feta, I’ve used parmesan too when that was all I had, both are equally as tasty!

Creamy Pesto & Sundried Tomato Pasta Salad

We’ve made the majority of our dinners on the grill this year, as I’m sure most of you had, its just been to dang hot to turn on the stove or oven, we’re talking mid to high nineties over here, which is kind of a permanent heat wave for Washington, but I don’t want to complain to much, because the endless overcast days in the winter, are not so fun.

Creamy Pesto & Sundried Tomato Pasta Salad

But I digress! This pasta salad has joined so many of those grilled meals, it goes so great with everything, plus I love to keep it on hand in the fridge all week to snack on or pile on to my plate for lunch!

I promise this one won’t disappoint at your next barbeque friends!

Creamy Pesto & Sundried Tomato Pasta Salad

Creamy Pesto & Sundried Tomato Pasta Salad

Total Time: 30 minutes

An easy, tasty, cool and creamy pesto pasta salad, that is the perfect addition to any summer meal!


  • 1 pound pasta, cooked and cooled
  • 3/4 cup fresh pesto
  • 1/2 cup nonfat plain greek yogurt
  • 2 TB olive oil
  • 4 ounces sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 cup feta
  • 1 cup fresh basil, roughly chopped
  • salt and pepper


  1. In a medium size bowl, whisk together the pesto, yogurt, and olive oil.
  2. In a large bowl, pour in the cooled pasta, sprinkle in a little salt and pepper and toss. Pour in the creamy pesto mix and toss to fully coat the pasta.
  3. Add the sun-dried tomatoes, feta, and fresh basil, stir together.
  4. Chill in fridge until ready to serve. Enjoy!

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  • Reply Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files

    This sounds right up my alley! I have started making pasta salads ahead of time to munch on all week plus an easy lunch for the hubs to take to work. And pesto with sun dried tomatoes? My fav!

    July 6, 2015 at 6:57 am
    • Reply Alaina

      yes! that’s why I love them too, super easy! I love pesto & sun-dried tomatoes together too, a forever favorite! thanks lady!

      July 6, 2015 at 11:40 am
  • Reply Shauna s.

    This looks amazing and healthy. I always wanted to try and make pesto. I could eat some form of pasta every day.

    July 6, 2015 at 9:44 am
    • Reply Alaina

      meee tooo! it’s a dangerous thing, all those carbs, but SO good! I don’t feel to guilty when using whole wheat either! 😉

      July 6, 2015 at 11:39 am
  • Reply Becky

    Did you use sundried tomatoes packed in oil? I have sundried tomatoes on hand, just dry. I’m not experienced using them – should I rehydrate before adding to the salad? Thanks! Love your recepies

    July 6, 2015 at 12:56 pm
    • Reply Alaina

      Hi! Thanks for asking, I meant to state that! I used dry sun-dried tomatoes and just chopped them right up! no need to rehydrate! thank you so much and I hope you enjoy! 🙂

      July 6, 2015 at 7:54 pm
  • Reply Melissa

    What kind of pasta did you use for this?

    December 10, 2016 at 7:32 pm
    • Reply Alaina

      I don’t remember the exact shapes name, I pick it up at costco, but its just regular old white pasta! anything will work 🙂

      December 11, 2016 at 9:24 pm
    • Reply Rachel

      It’s casarecce pasta

      January 17, 2017 at 7:16 pm

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