Pasta Salad with Kale Pesto and Asian Soy Sesame Dressing

  • Yield: 4 servings


2tablespoons gluten-free soy sauce
2teaspoons sesame oil
2teaspoons rice vinegar
2teaspoons mirin
1teaspoon organic sugar
2cloves garlic, minced
a few squirts of Sriracha sauce, optional
4tablespoons kale basil mint parsley pesto (link in instructions)
4cups cooked whole grain pasta
4tablespoons red bell pepper, diced
1 scallion, minced


  1. Make dressing by mixing together soy sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar, mirin, sugar, garlic and Sriracha sauce. Stir some dressing into pesto to loosen it up.
  2. Toss pasta with some of this pesto dressing mixture. Drizzle with more dressing to taste.
  3. Divide portions into four lunch containers. Top with red peppers and scallions.

Recipe courtesy of Jeanette, the creator of the popular food blog, Jeanette’s Healthy Living, and the mom of four boys. Named #1 Foodie Mom by Circle of Moms in its Top 25 Foodie Moms of 2012, and among the top 20 blogs nominated for Healthline’s Best Health Blog 2012 and featured on‘s “Food Blogs We Love,” Jeanette’s Healthy Living features recipes that are healthy and delicious.