Green Split Pea Pesto Pasta Salad

Prep Time 5 min Cook Time 20 min Serves 4-5     adjust servings

The perfect salad for summer. Light, fresh and bursting with flavor!


  • 2 cups gluten free pasta
  • Water
  • 1 cup pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup cooked split peas
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast (Parmesan cheese may be used in place of the yeast as well)
  • 10-12 basil leaves
  • 2-3 cloves garlic
  • Sea salt to taste
  • 1 cup yellow tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Optional: garnish with fresh flat-leaf parsley


  1. Cook the pasta according to the package instructions. Set aside to cool.
  2. In a food processor, combine the cooked peas, pine nuts, nutritional yeast, basil leaves, garlic and salt. Blend until smooth.
  3. If you need to, add water until you reach a desired consistency.
  4. In a large bowl, mix the pasta and pesto together.
  5. Add the tomatoes and garnish with parsley.
  6. Serve immediately, or store in the fridge up to 4 days. Enjoy!


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