Pasta Salad with Pesto

From Beer Can Chicken Dinner

Pasta Salad with Pesto

Why This Recipe Works

When we developed our pesto pasta salad recipe, we discovered a trick to prevent the pesto’s bright green color from dulling. Adding another green element to the pesto—fresh baby spinach—provided long-lasting color without interfering with ...

Why This Recipe Works

When we developed our pesto pasta salad recipe, we discovered a trick to prevent the pesto’s bright green color from dulling. Adding another green element to the pesto—fresh baby spinach—provided long-lasting color without interfering with the basil flavor. Adding mayonnaise to the pesto created the perfect binder, keeping the salad creamy and luscious and preventing it from clumping up and drying out.

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Beer Can Chicken DinnerSeason 7, Ep. 719

In this episode, we show you how the strangest-sounding methods can sometimes be the most rewarding and how a few easy tricks can give an old standby, like roast chicken, a new lift.