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Caprese Pesto Pasta Salad in a white bowl with salad servers
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Caprese Pesto Pasta Salad

Caprese Pesto Pasta salad is a delicious combination of popular ingredients. A tomato mozzarella pesto pasta salad makes a complete meal!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Australian, International
Keyword: caprese pesto pasta salad
Servings: 6
Author: Adrianne


  • Salad bowl
  • Salad servers
  • Mixing bowl
  • Chopping block
  • Knife
  • Medium size sauce pan
  • Colander


  • dried pasta
  • ½ cup pesto
  • 1 cup baby bocconcini balls
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  • Cook pasta according to packet instructions in a pot of boiling, salted water
  • Drain pasta and reserve ½ cup pasta water
  • Add tomatoes, bocconcini, salt, pepper and olive oil to a medium size bowl, stir to combine
  • Add cooked pasta to a heavy based medium pot, dollop in pesto and pasta water, stir to combine
  • Add tomato and cheese mix to pesto pasta, stir to combine