Use your food processor to make the easy, seven-ingredient sauce in this creamy pasta recipe.Give your perfect picnic pasta salad a fiber boost by using whole wheat pasta. Fiber helps aid in digestion and keeps you feeling fuller longer.

Jean Kressy


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place the first 7 ingredients (through pepper) in a food processor; process until smooth.

  • Place snow peas in a colander, and set colander in sink. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat (about 12 minutes). Drain over snow peas; rinse under cold water, and drain well. Combine pasta, snow peas, frozen peas, and pesto mixture in a large bowl, and toss to coat. Sprinkle with parsley.

Nutrition Facts

203 calories; fat 5g; saturated fat 1g; mono fat 1g; poly fat 2g; protein 9g; carbohydrates 31g; fiber 3g; cholesterol 3mg; iron 2mg; sodium 305mg; calcium 84mg.