Caprese Pesto Pasta Salad Recipe

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Clara April 21, 2021

How To Make Caprese Pesto Pasta Salad

For a dish that eats light yet packs a ton of flavor, try this caprese pesto salad. Pasta is tossed with basil, tomato, mozzarella, and pesto.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • cupsrotini pasta,uncooked
  • 4tbsppesto
  • 1tbspolive oil
  • ½tspsalt,or more if needed
  • ¼tspgarlic powder
  • pepper
  • ½cupgrape tomatoes,halved
  • ½cupsmall fresh mozzarella balls
  • 2fresh basil leaves,chopped
  • drizzle of balsamic vinaigrette reduction

Instructions

  1. Boil water in a large pot and cook rotini according to box directions.

  2. Drain pasta and set aside.

  3. In a large bowl, mix pesto, olive oil, salt, garlic powder and pepper. Add cooked rotini and toss to coat.

  4. Add tomato halves, mozzarella balls and fresh basil. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

  5. Drizzle with balsamic vinaigrette reduction right before serving. Enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Calories: 134.65kcal
  • Fat: 5.86g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.34g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1.61g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.34g
  • Carbohydrates: 16.07g
  • Fiber: 0.95g
  • Sugar: 0.87g
  • Protein: 4.29g
  • Cholesterol: 4.82mg
  • Sodium: 119.77mg
  • Calcium: 46.86mg
  • Potassium: 77.22mg
  • Iron: 0.56mg
  • Vitamin A: 14.36µg
  • Vitamin C: 1.52mg
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