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Easy Caprese Pasta Salad
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4 from 2 votes

Easy Caprese Pasta Salad

Easy Caprese Pasta Salad is brimming with fresh tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, basil pesto and a drizzle of olive oil all over soul satisfying pasta.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Caprese Salad
Servings: 3 servings
Calories: 335kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Farfalle Bow tie pasta
  • 1/4 Tsp Salt Prefer Himalayan Pink
  • 1 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 Large Tomato Seeded and diced
  • 2 Tbsp Scallions Green ends, diced
  • 3 Oz Mozzarella Cheese Sliced thin
  • 3 Tbsp Pesto Sauce
  • 1 Small Lemon Zested and Juiced

Instructions

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add salt. Cook according to package directions to an al dente stage.  Drain in a colander and then chill it down under cold running water to stop the cooking process.  Add it to a serving bowl along with 1 tsp of olive oil. Mix lightly. This keeps the pasta from sticking together.
  • Add tomatoes and scallions to the pasta. Arrange mozzarella over the top.
  • In a small bowl add pesto, lemon juice, lemon zest and the remaining olive oil and mix well  Spoon pesto sauce over top of pasta, tomatoes, scallions and mozzarella cheese. 

Nutrition

Calories: 335kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 515mg | Potassium: 132mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 610IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 176mg | Iron: 0.7mg