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.
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