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Caprese Pasta Salad

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9Ingredients
15Minutes
310Calories
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Ingredients

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9 SERVINGS
  • 16 ounces rotini pasta (cooked to al dente and drained)
  • 8 ounces grape tomatoes (container, halved)
  • 8 ounces mozzarella (package, pearls)
  • 1/2 cup basil (fresh chopped)
  • 1/4 cup pesto
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • salt
  • pepper
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    NutritionView More

    310Calories
    Sodium10% DV250mg
    Fat17% DV11g
    Protein25% DV13g
    Carbs14% DV41g
    Fiber8% DV2g
    Calories310Calories from Fat100
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Fat11g17%
    Saturated Fat4g20%
    Trans Fat
    Cholesterol20mg7%
    Sodium250mg10%
    Potassium220mg6%
    Protein13g25%
    Calories from Fat100
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Carbohydrate41g14%
    Dietary Fiber2g8%
    Sugars3g6%
    Vitamin A10%
    Vitamin C6%
    Calcium15%
    Iron10%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

    Reviews(25)

    Cat 2 years ago
    Nice twist on a classic salad. I used fresh tomatoes and basil from my garden and I also added some red onion and cucumber. It needed a little more seasoning for my taste, but some balsamic reduction glaze did the trick.
    Lori Sari 2 years ago
    This is a great idea, but it ended up being bland in the end even after adding salt and pepper. I even doubled the balsamic vinegar, doubled the amount of tomatoes, and added some grated cheese. I will probably try again with twice the amount of pesto. It’s a lot of pasta for only 1/4 cup. I will revise after I try it again.
    Kimberley 3 years ago
    Meh...it was alright. I don’t think I’d make it again!
    Christina Brown 3 years ago
    Fabulous and easy I even added baked, cubed chicken with it as well I have made it over and over because we all love it so much!
    Kim 3 years ago
    great recipie. followed it to a t and turned out amazing
    Shannon 3 years ago
    SO easy to make and so delicious! i skipped the pesto and just used olive oil instead, worked a charm.
    Natali Rickard 3 years ago
    Love this recipe! I ignored the directions at the end though and added the pesto, balsamic vinaigrette, and salt to taste. Worked out really well and made fantastic leftovers
    Rodney 3 years ago
    Excellent blend of flavors easy to make even the kids enjoyed it
    S 3 years ago
    I felt it lacked in flavor. I added some of my own seasoning and a little extra balsamic vinaigrette.
    Chelsea Lee 3 years ago
    The fresh basil and the pesto make this pasta salad so flavorful. I also loved how quick the recipe was to make.
    Galen Blanton 3 years ago
    Wonderful! Chill the pasta before mixing it
    Caitlin Gilhooly 3 years ago
    A nice, light meal. Would use less Vinegar next time
    Alison L. 3 years ago
    Great... added some peas to it for more green.
    Myra Leffler 3 years ago
    It is a great recipe and kids love it
    Martha Maddux 3 years ago
    Very good, I probably would add more pesto to make it more moist, and more salt, but I really enjoyed, made a double batch, one to take for a family gathering, all enjoyed very much.
    Jan 3 years ago
    Excellent! Easy to make. Perfect side to an entree
    C C. 3 years ago
    I added more pesto and used bow tie noodles instead. Great and simple dish.
    Karen S. 3 years ago
    It was enjoyed by all.
    Dooley 3 years ago
    Refreshing and balanced! Easy recipe.
    Julene Robbins 3 years ago
    Very nice, added olives and spring onion for bit more zing! Used farfalle pasta and coloured cherry tomatoes.
    Freeman 3 years ago
    Excellent recipe I just made some minor changes. I used half the pasta and increased the veggies. I added fire roasted artichokes and used the marinade it was bottled in for the oil part of the recipe. I would like to add a crunchy component like toasted pine nuts. This would be a great summer pot luck salad.
    Monique Wheatley 3 years ago
    Great tasting and easy to make
    Cindi M. 4 years ago
    This has become my go-to salad when asked to bring something to a family or friend get together. If I don't have homemade pesto sauce I only use Wegman's brand. If you don't have a Wegman's, I feel terribly sorry for you. 🙂 This pasta salad is terrific and delicious. Use good buffalo mozzarella.
    Dana R. 4 years ago
    Fabulous! This salad was a favourite of my whole family. It's super easy to make and simply delish!!
    Katie Jones 4 years ago
    This recipe is fantastic! My husband never has pasta for leftovers, so you can imagine my surprise when he said he would gladly eat this again for lunch.

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