close up photo of pesto pasta salad with mozzarella pearls, basil leaves, and sliced cherry tomaotes on top
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Pesto Pasta Salad

This pesto pasta salad is so fresh, easy, and perfect for summer. The combination of cold pasta, vibrant pesto, creamy mozzarella, and succulent tomatoes is a match made in heaven.
Course Salad
Cuisine Italian
Keyword pesto pasta salad
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 274kcal
Author Dina from SimplyHomeCooked.com

Ingredients

  • 1 box bowtie pasta
  • 1/2 cup basil pesto
  • 1 1/2 cups pearl mozzarella
  • 16 oz cherry tomatoes

Instructions

  • Bring a pot of water to a boil then generously salt the water and add the Farfalle pasta to the pot. Cook al dente.
  • Once the pasta is done cooking, pour it into a colander and rinse with cold water to stop the pasta from cooking.
  • Now place the pasta into a large bowl and stir in the pesto, pearl mozzarella, and sliced cherry tomatoes.
  • Serve chilled.

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Nutrition

Calories: 274kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 229mg | Potassium: 212mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 585IU | Vitamin C: 10.3mg | Calcium: 119mg | Iron: 1mg