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Caprese Pasta Salad

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Caprese Pasta Salad

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  • 16 oz. rotini pasta (cooked to al dente and drained)
  • 8 oz. grape tomatoes (container, halved)
  • 8 oz. mozzarella (package, pearls)
  • 1/2 cup basil (fresh chopped)
  • 1/4 cup pesto
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • salt
  • pepper
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    Calories310Calories from Fat100
    Total Fat11g17%
    Saturated Fat4g20%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat100
    Total Carbohydrate41g14%
    Dietary Fiber2g8%
    Vitamin A10%
    Vitamin C6%

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


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    Rae 9 months ago
    I personally thought 16 oz of pasta was too much. It tasted a bit bland with so much. Maybe half would work way better, but everything else worked well together
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    Shayla Main a year ago
    Followed the recipe as is. I loved the pesto and the basalmic additions that added a little extra something. The only change I made was sprinkling some parmesan in after plating. Really easy!
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    Anna Dawn Hewitt a year ago
    Followed the recipe. Good one to take for a potluck. Turned out very good! Will consider adding grilled chicken.
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    Michelle Fernando 2 years ago
    kids liked it too. I mixed some greens.
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    Cat 4 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.
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    Lori Sari 4 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.
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    Kimberley 5 years ago was alright. I don’t think I’d make it again!
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    Christina Brown 5 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!
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    Natali Rickard 5 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
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    Rodney 5 years ago
    Excellent blend of flavors easy to make even the kids enjoyed it
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    S 5 years ago
    I felt it lacked in flavor. I added some of my own seasoning and a little extra balsamic vinaigrette.
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    Chelsea Lee 5 years ago
    The fresh basil and the pesto make this pasta salad so flavorful. I also loved how quick the recipe was to make.
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    Alison Boudreau 5 years ago
    Great... added some peas to it for more green.
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    Myra Leffler 5 years ago
    It is a great recipe and kids love it
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    Martha Maddux 5 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.
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    Jan 5 years ago
    Excellent! Easy to make. Perfect side to an entree
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    C C. 5 years ago
    I added more pesto and used bow tie noodles instead. Great and simple dish.
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    Karen S. 5 years ago
    It was enjoyed by all.
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    Dooley 5 years ago
    Refreshing and balanced! Easy recipe.
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    Julene Robbins 5 years ago
    Very nice, added olives and spring onion for bit more zing! Used farfalle pasta and coloured cherry tomatoes.
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    Monique Wheatley 5 years ago
    Great tasting and easy to make
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    Cindi M. 5 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.
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    Dana R. 6 years ago
    Fabulous! This salad was a favourite of my whole family. It's super easy to make and simply delish!!
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    Katie Jones 6 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.