Recipes and Cooking Italian Pesto Pasta Salad 4.3 (73) 6 Reviews If you have time, try DIY pesto! Combine 2 cups fresh basil, 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts, 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, 3 Tbsp. olive oil, 2 Tbsp. water, 1 clove garlic, and 1/2 tsp. each salt and black pepper. Process or blend until desired consistency. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on June 1, 2013 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Andy Lyons Prep Time: 30 mins Total Time: 30 mins Servings: 10 Yield: 8 cups Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 8 ounce dried elbow macaroni 1 7-8 ounce jar purchased basil pesto ¼ cup red wine vinegar ½ teaspoon kosher salt 2 15 ounce cans cannellini beans, rinsed and drained ½ 5 ounce package baby arugula (3 cups) 2 ounce Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, shaved ¼ cup pine nuts, toasted Directions Cook macaroni according to package directions. Drain and rinse well under cold water; set aside. In a large bowl stir together pesto, vinegar, and salt. Add beans, cooked macaroni, arugula, half of the cheese, and half of the pine nuts. Toss well. Serve at once or cover and chill up to 6 hours. Top with remaining cheese and pine nuts before serving. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 244 Calories 12g Fat 25g Carbs 9g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 10 Calories 244 % Daily Value * Total Fat 12g 15% Saturated Fat 3g 15% Cholesterol 5mg 2% Sodium 474mg 21% Total Carbohydrate 25g 9% Total Sugars 2g Protein 9g Vitamin C 1.1mg 6% Calcium 144mg 11% Iron 1.7mg 9% Potassium 105mg 2% Folate, total 62.2mcg Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.