Bowtie Pesto Pasta Salad combines Caprese salad and basil pesto with pasta for a quick, easy, and delicious pasta salad.

Bowtie Pesto Pasta Salad

Course any meal, Side Dish
Cuisine American/Southern, Italian
Keyword pasta, salad, side dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 218kcal
Author Paula


  • 12 ounces pasta any shape, cooked per package instructions
  • 2 8.1-ounce jars basil pesto I used Classico brand
  • 1 and 1/2 cup grape or cherry tomatoes halved
  • 12 ounce jar marinated mozzarella balls
  • 1/4 cup red onion diced


  • Boil pasta according to package directions. Drain. Cool

  • In a large bowl, add pasta, pesto, tomatoes, cheese, and onion. Toss well to coat. 

  • Serve warm or refrigerate and serve cold.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 5 days.


Calories: 218kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 31mg | Potassium: 130mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 110IU | Vitamin C: 5.4mg | Calcium: 131mg | Iron: 0.6mg