Easy Caprese Pasta Salad

  • prep: 15 min
  • cook: 15 min
  • total: 30 min
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  • Summary

    This easy Caprese Pasta Salad is the perfect, Italian-inspired dish to bring along to any of your fun, warm-weather get togethers.

    Ingredients

    • 1 pound orecchiette pasta (or substitute your favorite pasta)
    • 1/4 cup basil pesto
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 8 ounces (weight) grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
    • 8 ounces small fresh mozzarella balls (or fresh mozzarella cut into bite-sized pieces)
    • 5 large fresh basil leaves, finely chopped

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 8
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 143 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 10 g 15.18%
    • Saturated Fat: 5 g 22.71%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 20 mg 6.67%
    • Sodium: 234 mg 9.77%
    • Calcium: 169 mg 16.87%
    • Potassium: 429 mg 12.24%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 0 mg 2.75%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 7 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 2 g 8.79%
    • Sugar: 5 g
    • Protein: 7 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 34%
    • Vitamin C 41.07%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat2
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables1
    • Exchange - Lean Meat1
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total1 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy1 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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