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freshly made pesto pasta salad in a glass serving bowl

Pesto Pasta Salad

Tender pasta, juicy tomatoes, and creamy mozzarella are tossed in a delicious pesto sauce and topped with olives and sun-dried tomatoes. This is a great party salad that you can make a day ahead.
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Best Pesto Pasta Salad, How To Make Pesto Pasta Salad, Pasta Salad Recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 503kcal
Author Maike



  • Cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  • Cut cherry tomatoes in half. Do the same with the mozzarella balls.
  • In a large bowl combine pasta with the tomatoes, mozzarella balls, olives, and sun-dried tomatoes. Add pesto and toss to combine. Allow to rest for 15 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


Calories: 503kcal | Carbohydrates: 72g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 677mg | Potassium: 915mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 1063IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 133mg | Iron: 3mg