Easy Basil Pesto Pasta Salad Recipe

One Bowl Pesto Pasta Salad

Prep Time
20 mins

Quick and easy pesto pasta salad recipe, homemade with simple ingredients in one pot or bowl in 20 minutes. Packed with basil pesto sauce, mozzarella, tomatoes!

Servings: 6 People
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: pasta salad, pesto salad
Calories: 439 kcal
Author: Abeer


  • 12 oz Rotini pasta Boiled in salted water and drained, Cooled down to room temperature
  • 1.5 cups Cherry tomatoes Cut in half
  • 1/3 cup Onions Finely chopped
  • 1 cup Mozzarella balls Use small pearl sized balls
  • 1 cup Basil pesto
  • 1/2 cup Black olives Sliced
  • 1/4 cup Fresh herbs Finely chopped basil and parsley


  1. In a large salad bowl, add pasta, tomatoes, onions, mozzarella balls, pesto, olives, basil and parsley.

  2. Toss everything together until pasta is fully coated.

  3. Cover and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes to allow the flavors to deepen. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
One Bowl Pesto Pasta Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 439 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 9mg3%
Sodium 583mg24%
Potassium 234mg7%
Carbohydrates 49g16%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 1270IU25%
Vitamin C 12mg15%
Calcium 153mg15%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.