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Who’s up for Orange Pesto Salad?

Orange Pesto Salad

Are you one of those health conscious people? Try this easy to make and healthy and yummy Orange Pesto Salad that is prepared with basil leaves, orange juice, and pasta. This low-carb delicious salad recipe is highly nutritious with plenty of flavours and freshness! 

All you need is-

3 cup basil

1 cup grated parmesan cheese

2 tablespoon toasted pine nuts

3 tablespoon orange juice

2 tablespoon virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon lemon juice

10 cloves garlic

3 pinches salt

200 gm parboiled pasta penne

1 piece orange peel

1 handful lettuce loose-leaf

1 tablespoon melon seeds


Combine all orange pesto ingredients including fresh basil, parmesan cheese, toasted pine nuts, orange juice, olive oil, fresh lemon juice and garlic in a processor. Blend until they become a coarse paste, scraping down sides of bowl occasionally. Season the pesto with salt.

Next, in a large bowl, toss together the boiled cold penne pasta, torn lettuce leaves, orange segments, melon seeds and orange pesto dressing.

Present in a white salad platter, garnish with shaved parmesan cheese and orange segments that are made to look like butterflies, or melon seeds. Serve chilled.

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