Pesto Pasta Caprese Salad

Pesto Pasta Caprese Salad

5 Reviews 6 Pics
  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    10 m
  • Ready In

    20 m
thedailygourmet
Recipe by  thedailygourmet

“The traditional Caprese salad is modified to pasta form. The mozzarella used is a fresh mozzarella, if you use the brick style, it will not be the same. If you can't find the pearlini mozzarella, use the cieglini and cut it in half. Regular rotini pasta can be used but the cooking time will be different.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil; cook the rotini at a boil until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes; drain.
  2. Mix pesto, olive oil, salt, granulated garlic, and black pepper in a bowl; add rotini. Toss to coat. Fold in tomatoes, mozzarella, and fresh basil.

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Reviews (5)

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Molly
2

Molly

Yum, Yum, Yum – we thoroughly enjoyed this pasta salad made with tomatoes and basil from our garden. I mixed this up in the morning to give the flavors time to marry, with the exception of the basil. I added the basil about 30 minutes before serving so that it would be fresh. This is an outstanding salad with lots of flavor. It will be repeated in our house. Thank you, blondeprincess, for sharing your recipe!

Dana from Murrieta
1

Dana from Murrieta

Very good pasta salad. Easy to make and I like the fact that the dressing is made fresh and not from a bottle.

mommyluvs2cook
0

mommyluvs2cook

This is pretty good! I think it could have used a bit more flavor, or maybe another element, but overall, nice easy and goes together quick!

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (6 total)

  • Calories
  • 169 cal
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 8.3 g
  • 13%
  • Carbs
  • 17.1 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 6.1 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 173 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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