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Caprese Pesto Pasta Salad recipe

Lil' Luna
Caprese Pesto Pasta Salad is a light dish with a bold flavor, making it perfect for potlucks, parties, BBQ's, and get togethers!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine Italian
Servings 8
Calories 88 kcal


  • 12 oz 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


  • Boil water in a large pot and cook rotini according to box directions.
  • Drain pasta and set aside.
  • 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.
  • Drizzle with balsamic vinaigrette reduction right before serving. ENJOY!



Calories: 88kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 1gFat: 4gSodium: 216mgPotassium: 47mgVitamin A: 230IUVitamin C: 1.2mgCalcium: 14mgIron: 0.2mg
Keyword Caprese Pesto Salad
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