I love making this in the Summertime. Its fresh full of healthy ingredients, and so easy it’s ready in just a few minutes! I love to take this to friend’s barbecues, and lunches at work. I also love to toss in a can of tuna with this salad for a simple and satisfying dinner.
2 cups rotini pasta (add nutrients using whole wheat or a veggie pasta)
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup green cabbage
1/2 cup green peas
4 ounces of fresh basil
1/2 cup walnuts
1 tbsp. flax-seed
1-1 1/2 cups olive oil
pinch of salt and pepper; to taste
*For the pesto:
In a blender/ food processor combine the basil, walnuts, flax-seed, and olive oil. Blend until well processed, and add more oil until desired consistency is reached.
*For the Salad:
Cook the pasta, during the last minute, add in the peas to cook . When pasta is al dente, take off heat and run under cold water to cool, then drain. Wash the produce and slice thin the radishes, and green cabbage.
In a medium bowl add the pasta, mayonnaise, and 2-3 tbsp. of pesto and mix well. Add in the radish, cabbage, and toss. Gently fold in the green peas, and season with salt and pepper.