Monday, August 15, 2016

Using Up Our Homemade Pesto


You can use bottled pesto in this recipe, or you can use this super easy homemade pesto. This is a great summer salad.


Pesto Pasta Caprese Salad


1 1/2 cups rotini pasta
3 tablespoons pesto, or to taste
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 cup halved grape tomatoes
1/2 cup small (pearlini) fresh mozzarella balls
2 leaves fresh basil leaves, finely shredded


Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil; cook the rotini at a boil until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes; drain.

Mix pesto, olive oil, salt, granulated garlic, and black pepper in a bowl; add rotini. Toss to coat. Fold in tomatoes, mozzarella and fresh basil.

Source:, submitted by thedailygourmet. You can find it here.

Notes: This was an awesome way to use our homemade pesto. Besides that, this is a perfect summer salad. Also, as I've mentioned before, I love caprese in all its forms.

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