Caprese Pasta Salad

I eat like a starving piggy every year this very week. We always make way too much food for the Super Bowl and never want any of it to go to waste. So what do we do? Eat it, of course. For breakfast, lunch and dinner until it's gone. Yay for not being wasteful but boo for over-indulging. Our menu was well-rounded and so delicious this year. One of the many foods that adorned our table was this yummy Caprese Pasta Salad. Which, by the way, is great as a side salad, main salad OR appetizer. 

I am nibbling on the last of this salad as I type while secretly carving out time to make another batch tonight. Lucky for me my hubby picked up double the ingredients!

A couple of the other yummy treats that we have been enjoying this week: Chocolate Caramel Brownies, Honey Garlic Smokies and two versions of Queso Dip. Yum! Recipes to come!

Here's hoping your week has been as delicious as mine! Enjoy, friends. Thank you for being here.

Caprese Pasta Salad

This perfect combination of ingredients is great as an appetizer or a salad.

Contributed by Megan Porta from

Published Feb 10, 2016

Serves: 8-10

Total time: 15 min



  • 16-oz. box Rotini pasta, cooked to al dente and drained
  • 8-oz. container grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 8-oz. package Mozzarella pearls
  • 1/2 cup fresh chopped basil
  • 1/4 cup pesto
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  1. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well. Cover and chill until ready to serve!