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Pesto Pasta Salad

This easy pasta salad is a summertime favorite! Enjoy it for lunch, dinner, or take it to a potluck to share with friends and family.

Recipe from Two Peas & Their Pod

4.5 from 2 votes


  • 16 oz pasta (fusilli, penne, or farfalle)
  • 3/4 cup pesto
  • 2 cups halved cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella bocconcini, small balls
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • Kosher salt and black pepper, to taste


  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and add the pasta. Cook until al dente, according to package directions. Drain the pasta in a colander and rinse well with cold water; drain again and transfer to a large serving bowl.
  • Add the pesto and stir until the pasta is well coated. Stir in the tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and basil. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve.


Calories: 379kcal, Carbohydrates: 46g, Protein: 16g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 24mg, Sodium: 401mg, Potassium: 231mg, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 1010IU, Vitamin C: 5.3mg, Calcium: 208mg, Iron: 2.4mg
Keywords pasta salad, pesto pasta salad