This colorful and flavorful Basil Pesto Pasta Salad is packed with delicious pesto, bowtie pasta, tomatoes, and mozzarella cheese. Perfect for backyard parties or picnics, you need to try this recipe today! #SweeterTogether
This fresh and seasonal Basil Pesto Pasta Salad combines bowtie pasta, fresh pesto, tomatoes, and mozzarella cheese to create a dish that’s perfect as a side dish for your next backyard bash, as a light lunch, or a lovely vegetarian meal served with fresh bread. This salad comes together in about 15 minutes if you use prepared pesto. Really, the only prep you need is to simply boil the pasta. Once the pasta is done, you simply need to toss everything together and serve. Simple, quick, and delicious. This is our idea of the perfect summer recipe!
- 4 cups cooked Farfalle pasta
- ¾ cup basil pesto, homemade or store bought
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 cup grape/cherry tomatoes
- 8 oz fresh mozzarella, cut into small pieces
- salt, to taste
- pepper, to taste
- basil leaves, to garnish
- Gather your ingredients.
- Visit the original recipe on Cook with Manali for full preparation instructions.
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