Caprese Pasta Salad

If you’re looking to add one more dish to your Fourth of July spread then search no more! Pasta salad is the perfect addition to a summer gathering because it can easily be made in advance and will stay fresh for days. It is also fairly easy to find 100% whole-wheat pasta, which means this dish is “real food” approved.

Rather than coming up with completely new recipes for pasta salad though I actually want to showcase two “older” 100 Days of Real Food recipes that can be reinvented by simply adding noodles. In addition to the Caprese Pasta Salad recipe below, give my Cucumber-Dill Pasta Salad a try, too.

Want to see just how easy? Watch my video below:

Caprese Pasta Salad

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
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Servings: 6 people

Ingredients
  

For the salad:

Pesto with Extra Olive Oil:

Instructions
 

  • Cook noodles according to package directions. Let them cool in fridge.
  • Chop and mix caprese salad ingredients. Combine and blend pesto ingredients together in mini chopper or food processor.
  • Mix everything together with noodles. Garnish with fresh basil leaves.

Notes

Nutrition Facts
Nutrition Facts
Caprese Pasta Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 330 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 18mg6%
Sodium 235mg10%
Potassium 225mg6%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 720IU14%
Vitamin C 5.9mg7%
Calcium 166mg17%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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6 thoughts on “Caprese Pasta Salad”

  1. My husband can’t have pine nuts, almonds, or cashews. He’s safe with peanuts and walnuts. Is there another nut that can work to make a pesto?
    Thanks!

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