Caprese Pasta Salad with pesto

Caprese Pasta Salad with Pesto

This dish is perfect for lunch, dinner or a potluck!  My Caprese Pasta Salad with pesto is only 5 Ingredients and comes together in less than 20 minutes.

Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American, Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 12 ounces bowtie pasta
  • 2 pints cherry tomatoes
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella pearls
  • 1 cup fresh pesto ***
  • optional: chopped fresh basil
  • salt & pepper to taste


  1. Cook the pasta according to the package instructions and set aside to cool.

  2. Once the pasta is cool toss the cherry tomatoes, mozzarella pearls and fresh pesto together.  Adjust the salt and pepper to taste.  If in season toss and garnish with additional fresh chopped basil.

Recipe Notes

*** Use my recipe for fresh Almond Basil Pesto or your favorite packaged kind.