Is your garden overflowing with this summer's fresh tomatoes and basil? Then make this delicious, yet easy vegetarian recipe for a Spicy Pesto Margherita Yakisoba Noodle Salad. Homemade pesto recipe is included!
Open the Fortune Hot & Spicy Yakisoba Noodle package and set aside the fresh noodles for later use. In a medium bowl, add the contains of the spice packet, tomatoes, and 2 teaspoons olive oil. Mix well, then cover the mixture and set aside.
***Can use store bought pesto or use the homemade version below:
To make the pesto (makes 1/3 cup):
Put the basil leaves, garlic, and pine nuts in the bowl of an immersion hand blender or a small countertop food processor/chopper and process until all ingredients are roughly chopped. Add the remaining 1/4 cup olive oil, grated Parm or Pecorino cheese, and lemon juice. Process until mixture is smooth. Set aside.
Prepare the noodles by lightly puncturing the package and placing in a microwave on high for 1 minute (alternatively can run sealed package of noodles under warm running water until noodles loosen up).
Place prepared noodles in a large bowl, add 1/4 cup of pesto, and mix well. Add the tomato mixture and the mozzarella cheese cubes and lightly mix together. Cover mixture and place in refrigerator for at least 1 hour to allow the flavors to develop.
To store leftover pesto: cover top of pesto with a thin layer of olive oil and store in a covered airtight container for up to 1 week.