Low CaloriePesto Pasta Salad with Zucchini

Low Calorie Pesto Pasta Salad Recipe

This Low CaloriePesto Pasta Salad with Zucchini recipe is just 93 calories and can easily be made vegan or gluten-free!. Try making this cold pasta salad with pesto for your next backyard BBQ or potluck. It’s easy and impressive… plus it’s packed full of flavor thanks to our low calorie (no oil) pesto sauce.

Low Calorie Pesto Pasta Salad Recipe

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 1 12 oz box penne pasta (or gluten free)
  • Olive Oil Spray
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 zucchini sliced
  • ½ cup frozen peas
  • ½ cup Homemade Pesto Sauce (or store-bought)
  • 1 teaspoon pepper flakes (optional)
  • ¼ cup shredded parmesan or nutritional yeast (optional)

Low Calorie Pesto Pasta Salad with Zucchini

Low Calorie Pesto Pasta Salad Recipe

Healthy Pesto Pasta Salad with Zucchini Meal Prep and Storage

Meal Prep: I love to meal prep this healthy recipe! I make it ahead of time (often for dinner- then store the leftovers as meal prep dinners) and move to either individual meal prep containers, or family sized containers.
Storage: Will hold for 5 days in the fridge or 1 month in the freezer.
Reheating: Reheat in the microwave for 1-2 minutes

Low Calorie Pesto Pasta Salad with Zucchini

Low Calorie Pesto Pasta Salad Recipe

Low Calorie Pesto Pasta Salad with Zucchini

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This easy pesto pasta salad recipe is just 93 calories for 1/2 cup, and so easy to make!
Thanks to our low calorie basil pesto sauce, you can make this low calorie pesto pasta with peas and zucchini healthy.
Try this yummy cold pasta salads with pesto at your next backyard BBQ or potluck. It travels well and is very impressive!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Cooling Time: 1 hour
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 15 servings
Calories 93 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 12 oz box penne pasta (or gluten free)
  • Olive Oil Spray
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 zucchini sliced
  • ½ cup frozen peas
  • ½ cup Homemade Pesto Sauce (or store-bought)
  • 1 teaspoon pepper flakes (optional)
  • ¼ cup shredded parmesan or nutritional yeast (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Cook the pasta al dente according to the package.
  • Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium heat. Spray with olive oil and add in the onions and zucchini.
  • Cook the veggies for 8-10 minutes until they start to soften. Turn off the heat and add in the peas.
  • Once the pasta is done cooking, drain and add to the skillet along with the Homemade Pesto Sauce and if desired pepper flakes.
  • Mix well and move to a large glass bowl. Sprinkle with cheese or nutritional yeast (if you desire) and cover.
  • Move the the fridge to chill completely, 1-3 hours. Toss together once more before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 93kcalCarbohydrates: 14.5gProtein: 3.5gFat: 2.3gSaturated Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 33mgPotassium: 97mgFiber: 0.6gSugar: 1.1gCalcium: 22mgIron: 1mg
Keyword pasta salad, pesto
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About the Author

Hi, my name is Audrey Johns and I am a 4 time best selling cookbook author! All 4 of my low calorie cookbooks are published by HarperCollins (the oldest publishing house in the US!) and have been featured on prominent TV shows like The Today Show, Rachael Ray and The Doctors. I am a low calorie and healthy recipe authority and my delicious recipes are tried and loved by thousands of readers. 

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