Pesto Pasta Salad with fresh tomatoes and mozzarella cheese. An easy summer side dish with only 5 ingredients! | Tastes Better From Scratch
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Pesto Pasta Salad

Pesto Pasta Salad with fresh tomatoes, mozzarella and pesto. An easy summer side dish with only 5 ingredients! 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 5
Calories: 238kcal
Author: Lauren Allen


  • 8 ounces farfalle pasta , whole wheat or white
  • 3/4 -1 cups basil pesto , or store bought
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes , halved
  • 2 mini cucumbers , sliced
  • 1 cup yellow cherry tomatoes , halved
  • 3 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese , cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese


  • Cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain and rinse with cold water.  
  • Add pasta to a large bowl and stir in pesto. 
  • Add tomatoes, cucumber and fresh mozzarella cubes and toss to combine. 
  • Top with parmesan cheese. 
  • Garnish with extra sprigs of fresh basil, if desired. Enjoy!


Calories: 238kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 198mg | Potassium: 257mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 400IU | Vitamin C: 6.8mg | Calcium: 169mg | Iron: 2mg