Caprese Pasta Salad

This was a pretty pasta salad for our Kentucky Derby party this year.  Colorful and it had a lot of flavor.  And of course pasta salad is always great for a crowd.


  • 1 box rotini pasta, cooked to al dente and drained (tri color especially fun)
  • 8 oz grape or cherry tomatoes, halved – heirlooms would also be nice
  • 8 oz package Mozzarella pearls
  • 1/2 cup fresh chopped basil
  • 1/4 cup pesto 
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Combine all ingredients and toss well.  Chill for at least four hours until


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