Pesto and mozzarella pasta salad

Pesto and mozzarella pasta salad


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About this recipe: Pasta is tossed with pesto, fresh mozzarella, ripe cherry tomatoes and fresh basil to create this colourful pasta salad.

Sarah Stone

Serves: 6 

  • 120g fusilli or penne pasta
  • 3 tablespoons pesto, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic granules
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 75g baby tomatoes, halved
  • 120g mozzarella bocconcini (small balls of fresh mozzarella)
  • 2 leaves fresh basil leaves, finely shredded

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to the boil; cook the pasta until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 - 10 minutes; drain and cool.
  2. Mix pesto, olive oil, salt, garlic granules and black pepper in a bowl; add cooked pasta. Toss to coat. Fold in tomatoes, mozzarella and fresh basil.

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A very simple recipe, but has a nice, summery taste to it. - 01 May 2016

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