Pesto Pasta Caprese Salad

Pesto Pasta Caprese Salad

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"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

20 m servings 169 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 169 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 8.3 g
  • 13%
  • Carbs:
  • 17.1g
  • 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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  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  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.

Reviews

25

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 ...

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...

Really good. I made the pesto with basil from my garden, and I used Formaggio marinated mozzarella cheese balls from Sam's Club. They are cherry size, so I cut them in half. I added a teaspoon o...

Decent general recipe. For those saying it was missing something - I'd say that something is balsamic. Either mix some vinegar into the dressing, or drizzle some balsamic glaze on after the fac...

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 ...

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

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!

I liked it, but I did add more pesto, and garlic.

Super simple, yet hugely popular at my house. During a season of hot weather, I make a huge batch of this in the morning and it last for days, and still takes wonderful. I add cold grilled chick...