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Pesto Pasta Salad with Prawns

This cold pesto pasta salad is an easy and healthy summer recipe. With tomatoes, prawns and rocket then tossed with pesto it's a delicious and quick recipe.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 489kcal


  • 300 g Pasta
  • 150 g Prawns
  • 2 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 2 cloves Garlic crushed
  • ¼ teaspoon Chilli Flakes
  • 250 g Cherry Tomatoes halved
  • 4 tablespoon Pesto
  • 100 g Rocket
  • ½ Lemon
  • 30 g Parmesan grated
  • Salt and Pepper


  • Cook the pasta according to packet instructions in salted water. Drain and run under cold water until cooled.
  • Add the pasta, prawns, cherry tomatoes, rocket, pesto, lemon juice, garlic, chilli flakes and parmesan to a bowl, season well with salt and pepper and toss everything together.


Nutrition information is an estimate and will vary depending on the ingredients used.


Calories: 489kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 101mg | Sodium: 573mg | Potassium: 444mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1297IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 236mg | Iron: 3mg