Plant-based Recipe - Bowtie Pasta Salad w/Herb-Jalpeno Pesto

Here's a recipe that is PERFECT for a 

This recipe has

NO dairy, 

NO meat & 

NO oil!  

This healthy pasta salad is PERFECT for summer time!  It hosts bold summer flavors including fresh corn, cherry tomatoes, herbs (cilantro, basil & parsley) all in a very tasty pesto and bow-tie pasta.  It makes a lot - serve as meal with fresh fruit for dessert! 

Bowtie Pasta "Summer Time" Salad
w/Herb - Jalapeno Pesto

1 cup Fresh Parsley
1/2 cup Fresh Cilantro
1/2 cup Basil
2 Jalapeños (remove seeds and membrane)
1 Lemon; juiced
2 cloves Garlic
1 tsp Celtic Salt
1 Avocado
1/2 tsp Black Pepper
1/4 cup Sesame Seeds
1/2 pound whole grain Bow-tie Pasta
1 can Black Beans; rinsed and drained
8-10 cherry tomatoes
1 ear Fresh Corn; cut off of the cob

In a food processor, combine the herbs, jalapeños, lemon juice , garlic, avocado, pepper and salt. Process until creamy in consistency.  Add seeds; stir well. 

Bring a large pot of seasoned water* to boil. Cook the bowtie pasta until al dente (11 minutes or as package directs).  Drain and return to pot.

Add pesto to pasta and toss - Add the drained black beans, corn, sliced cherry tomatoes.  (Shhh! I sprinkled feta cheese on top of my salad!)

Serve with a side of fresh fruit or melon -  enjoy a healthy meal!

Serves: 8-10

*I always add 1 tablespoon of celtic salt and a clove or two of garlic to pasta water for seasoning. Seasoning the pasta water is the only chance you have to flavor the pasta itself!  

This salad taste great served warm or chilled. Refrigerate leftovers.  Would LOVE to hear from you and see how you prepared this recipe!  Thanks for stopping by - wishing you an AWESOME day - Remember to hug the ones you love, until next time...