Pesto Pasta Salad with Roasted Bell Peppers


  • 400g Fusilli Pasta, cooked according to package directions
  • 3 large red bell peppers
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt
  • 1 cup pesto sauce
  • 1 cup pitted black olives
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • ♥ For the pesto sauce, you can buy bottled sauce at the grocery or you can make your own.
  • Here’s my Pesto Recipe.


  1. Cut bell peppers in half, remove the seeds and the stems.
  2. Place it in a small baking pan and drizzle with olive oil.
  3. Roast in the oven at 250°C for about 20 minutes or until peels are black.
  4. Peel the peppers, julienne and set aside.
  5. Cook pasta according to package directions, drain and cool.
  6. Pour in pesto to cooled pasta, add parmesan cheese.
  7. Mix together and make sure each pasta is coated with sauce.
  8. sprinkle salt to taste
  9. Add olives and roasted red bell peppers and mix again.
  10. Chill before serving.