This recipe is bold… and by that I mean full of intense flavors that will linger in your mouth even after you’ve finished your plate. My husband went on and on about this one, and I was proud to be sneaking some veggies into my family’s meal.
The combination came about after searching for a pasta salad recipe that I could prepare cold due to the Summertime heat. I had the idea of making a Caprese Pasta Salad, because what sounds better than that… but I wanted to add a flavorful sauce. When I stumbled upon a simple recipe for Spinach Pesto, I just had to try it due to the hidden veggies. I followed the pesto recipe exactly and there isn’t a thing I would change (link provided below).
I hope you enjoy this simple, flavorful, vegetarian meal. I have a feeling you will be heading back for seconds.
Caprese Pasta Salad with Spinach Pesto
- Pasta of your choice
- Olive Oil, for drizzling
- Baby Roma Tomatoes, sliced into small rounds
- Mozzarella Cheese Bites, sliced into small rounds (I used mozzarella string cheese because I had some on hand)
- 1/4 C Fresh Basil, chopped
- Spinach Pesto (Find the recipe I used here from Diethood.com)
- Parmesan cheese to garnish
- Cook your pasta according to package instructions, drain, drizzle olive oil all over and toss to prevent sticking. Allow to cool. I placed the pasta in the fridge with some ice cubes for about an hour.
- Prepare your Spinach Pesto according to recipe instructions. I used 100% fresh herbs for the pesto.
- Toss pasta, tomatoes, mozzarella, and pesto together. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
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7 thoughts on “Caprese Pasta Salad with Spinach Pesto”
wow caprese pasta is a fabulous idea. beautiful recipe (:
Thank you Blogtastic! That means a lot coming from you! Appreciate you stopping by and commenting 😊
no worries (:
This looks delicious!
Thank you very much! 😊
Thank you Stacey!