Everyday Meals

Pesto Pasta Caprese Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups rotini pasta
  • 3 tablespoons pesto, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon granulated garlic
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ cup halved grape tomatoes
  • ½ cup small (pearlini) fresh mozzarella balls
  • 2 leaves fresh basil leaves, finely shredded
  • Directions

  • Step 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.

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  • Step 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.

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