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Caprese Pasta Salad

This Caprese Pasta Salad is filled with tender noodles, cherry tomatoes, fresh basil, and creamy mozzarella cheese.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: caprese recipe, pasta salad recipe
Servings: 4
Calories: 441kcal


  • 8 ounces cavatappi noodles (or other noodle of choice)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup pesto (homemade or store-bought)
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes , quartered
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 8 oz mozzarella pearls
  • Salt and pepper , to taste


  • In a large pot, cook pasta according to package directions until al dente. Drain and immediately rinse under cold water.
  • Pour pasta into a large bowl. Add olive oil, white balsamic vinegar, and pesto. Toss to combine.
  • Add tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella. Stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper, if needed.
  • Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 441kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 168mg | Potassium: 449mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 891IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 2mg