Caprese Pesto Pasta Salad recipe

This Caprese Pesto Pasta Salad Is Covered In Basil And Filled With Mozzarella Balls, Tomatoes, Basil And Balsamic Vinaigrette Reduction Sauce! It's A Light Dish With A Bold Flavor, Making It Perfect For Potlucks, Parties, BBQ's, And Get Togethers!

Course Salad
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 88 kcal
Author Kristyn Merkley


  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked rotini pasta
  • 4 tbsp pesto
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt (or more if needed)
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • pepper
  • 1/2 cup grape tomatoes halved
  • 1/2 cup small fresh mozzarella balls
  • 2 fresh basil leaves chopped
  • Drizzle of balsamic vinaigrette reduction


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

  4. Drizzle with balsamic vinaigrette reduction right before serving. ENJOY!

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Nutrition Facts
Caprese Pesto Pasta Salad recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 88 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Sodium 216mg9%
Potassium 47mg1%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 230IU5%
Vitamin C 1.2mg1%
Calcium 14mg1%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.