Pesto Pasta Salad

Pesto Pasta Salad
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  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup plain 2 percent Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup packed fresh parsley
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • + 7 more ingredients
    • 3 cups packed fresh basil
    • 2 pints cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
    • ½ teaspoon salt
    • Pesto:
    • 1 pound gemelli or other short pasta
    • Salad:
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Make pesto: In a food processor puree basil, parsley, garlic, lemon juice, salt, pepper and pine nuts until smooth. With motor running, add olive oil and process until a thick paste forms. Add Parmesan and pulse twice. Season with more salt and pepper, if desired. Make salad: Cook pasta according...

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