How to make Quinoa Pasta Salad

Step 1

Cook the beans in boiling water for 3 min, then drain and add them to a skillet. Sauté with 1 tbsp of oil, 1 crushed garlic, and chilli flakes.

Step 2

Meanwhile, put basil, pistachios, lemon juice, 1 tbsp of oil, and 1 garlic in the mortar or food processor. Then, crush the ingredients with the pestle, or blitz them.

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Step 3

Cook the pasta according to packet instructions. Then, drain it and rinse it under cold water so that it won't keep cooking and get soggy.

Step 4

Finally, toss the pasta with the pesto, halved tomatoes, and olives. Season with salt and pepper, and garnish with fresh basil.

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