If you have some pesto on hand, you may like to try this recipe for a pesto picnic pasta salad.
Chicken and pesto picnic pasta
This recipe is immensely adaptable and could be adapted to incorporate any vegetables you had in your garden and any pesto you have on hand.
Have you got a favourite picnic recipe or a great pasta salad recipe to share?
- Mummy to three small boys
150g light sour cream
½ cup of pesto
200g cherry tomato
1-2 tablespoons of capers (optional)
2 cups of shredded cooked chicken
salt and pepper to season
Cook pasta till al-dente. Remove from heat and rinse under cold water to halt the cooking process.
While pasta is cooking mix together the sour cream and pest sauce to make a sauce.
Chop tomatoes in half. Chop the capers into small pieces.
Mix cooled pasta into the sauce and add in the tomatoes and capers. Season to taste.
Cover and refrigerate until serving. You could prepare this several hours ahead of serving, or even the night before a picnic.
Serve with a green salad and enjoy!