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Versatile Pepita Pesto, flavored with garam masala, imparts vibrant flavor and color to pasta salad. It's a delicious way to introduce your family and friends to this Indian spice blend. Photo credit: Adrianna Adarme from A Cozy Kitchen.
1 cup fresh parsley leaves
1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
3 tablespoons unsalted pepitas, (shelled pumpkin seeds)
1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
1 clove garlic, peeled
3/4 teaspoon McCormick Gourmet™ Garam Masala Blend
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup olive oil
8 ounces pasta, such as rotini or penne
1/2 cup plain Greek-style yogurt
2 large tomatoes, cut into cubes
1 cucumber, peeled, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
3/4 cup pitted Kalamata olives, sliced
For the Pepita Pesto, place parsley, mint, pepitas, Parmesan cheese, garlic, garam masala and salt in food processor; cover. Process just until smooth. Gradually add oil with machine running. Process until well blended and smooth.
For the Pasta Salad, cook pasta as directed on package. Rinse under cold water; drain well.
Mix Pepita Pesto and yogurt in large bowl with wire whisk until well blended. Add pasta and remaining ingredients; toss to coat well. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.
Click here to see the original Pepita Pesto recipe.
(Amount per serving)