Recipe by Sarah Stone
"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."
Hmm. None of these ingredients are on sale today.
Show ingredients on sale
Sort stores by
Save money at local stores when ingredients are on sale!
Watch video tips and tricks
1 1/2 cups
pesto, or to taste
extra-virgin olive oil
salt, or to taste
ground black pepper
halved grape tomatoes
small (pearlini) fresh mozzarella balls
fresh basil leaves, finely shredded
This was pretty good. Due to a tomato allergy, I subbed steamed broccoli florets for the grape tomatoes, and I added some sliced black olives to add another dimension. Instead of the mozzarella pearls, I subbed a block of fresh marinated mozzarella instead, and I sliced it into 1/4" chunks. Since other reviewers said it was bland or lacking something, I added some fresh mushrooms I'd cooked in EVOO and balsamic vinegar, and they had a little tang which greatly improved the salad as a side dish.
It was fantastic! Didn't change a thing.
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!
Very good pasta salad. Easy to make and I like the fact that the dressing is made fresh and not from a bottle.
It was very tasting. I will make again but this time about half the garlic and salt it ask for.
4/15 awesome i loved this. made and cooled pasta, added the pesto mixed with the oil and garlic like recipe said. i followed the recipe except added grilled chicken breast cubed and some black olives. alot of tomato and alot of mozz cubes. this was really good. make for a bbq as a side, yum! used trader joes pesto.
Simple and delicious! Use fresh garlic and basil- just 2 cloves of garlic though-the flavor can easily overwhelm the delicate taste.
Very good! I followed the recipe exactly except I didn't have fresh basil so I used dried. I'm sure it would be even yummier with fresh! Will be making this again.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Pesto Pasta Caprese Salad
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 75
Have you made a batch lately? They're everybody's favorite.
Freshening up the salad menu for spring has never been so delicious.
Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $7.99!
Watch how easy it is to make this pasta salad with fresh tomatoes and cucumbers.
Watch how to make a spiral pasta salad with garden fresh veggies.
Cheddar, bacon, and ranch dressing make a fast and flavorful pasta salad.