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Pesto Pasta Caprese Salad Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Tannie Brantley

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 1/2 cups rotini pasta or bowtie pasta
3 tablespoons pesto, or to taste
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1/4 teaspoon fresh garlic
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 cup halved grape tomatoes
1/2 cup small (pearlini) fresh mozzarella balls
4 leaves fresh basil leaves, finely shredded

Directions:
Directions:
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.
2. Mix pesto, olive oil, salt, lemon juice, garlic, and black pepper in a bowl; add rotini. Toss to coat. Fold in tomatoes, mozzarella, and fresh basil.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
2
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
10 Minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I usually double or triple the recipe.

 

 

 

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