Strawberry Basil Pasta Salad

Monday, June 6, 2011

Delicious lunch? Yes please! Give this a whirl!! 
Ingredients (Serves 3-4)
1/2 lb whole wheat pasta, cooked according to package
1 cup strawberries, washed + sliced
1 small cucumber, cubed
1 can navy beans, drained and rinsed
1/3 cup strawberry pesto (or just regular!)
Greens to served it on, optional
10 fresh basil leaves, chiffonaded
Garnishes: Avocado, feta cheese, goat cheese, walnuts, almonds or pecans <—necessary mix-ins to take the salad to the next level

Toss first 5 ingredients together in a bowl.
Chill for 30 minutes or longer.
Serve over greens.
Top with basil leaves.
Add garnishes.