This Caprese Pasta Salad is simple, full of good nutritious ingredients, and tastes even better than it looks! The flavors meld together into a refreshing and pure pasta salad. It keeps very well chilled in fridge.
For the Basil Pesto:
For the Pasta Salad:
Optional: 1/2 cup chopped green olives with pimientos
If making this dish in advance, we suggest keeping pasta and sauce in separate containers until ready to toss and serve. Note that the basil pesto may dull somewhat in color after 24 hours, but flavor remains the same.
For gluten-free version, use your favorite gluten-free rotini style pasta.
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Keywords: caprese, caprese salad, pesto, caprese salad with pesto, tomato caprese