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 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.