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clear mason jar of pasta salad consisting of pasta, cucumbers, tomatoes, red onion, and feta cheese with small tomatoes scattered around the placemat

Pesto Pasta Salad


This Pesto Pasta Salad is the perfect main dish (topped with protein) or side dish to any meal. It’s easy to make, very flavorful, and best served cold.


  • 1 cup cooked rotini noodles, cooled to room temperature
  • 1/4 cup red onion, minced
  • 10 grape tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 cucumber, cubed
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 24 TBSP pesto (depending on your taste)
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 small avocado, cut into small chunks*


  1. Cook the noodles according to the directions on the package
  2. While the noodles are cooking, prepare the onion, tomatoes, and cucumber. Once cut, place them and the thawed peas in a medium-size mixing bowl.
  3. Stir the cooled noodles into the veggies, then add the pesto and avocado*


If meal prepping this pasta salad, only add the avocado as you eat it to prevent it from browning.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stovetop