Caprese Pesto Pasta Salad

It’s been so dang hot lately that there are times I don’t even want to leave my house.  I know, those who know me are shocked!  I love to be on the go!  But since I have a few half-empty packages of pasta in my pantry, fresh tomatoes from the garden and some leftover baby pearl mozzarella cheese, I figured I could make a better lunch than anything I’d get from a takeout window.

This is one of those recipes that I hate to actually call a recipe, because it’s so easy and thrown together.  But hey, that is how recipes go.  It was delicious, so simple to make and perfect for a VERY hot summer day!

Caprese Pesto Pasta Salad
Recipe is a Christen original

2 cups pasta of your choice, cooked and drained
2 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1-2 tbsp prepared pesto
tomato wedges
fresh pearl mozzarella
salt and pepper to taste
Parmesan cheese

Combine all ingredients, using more pesto if you want it to be more well-coated.  Taste for seasonings and adjust as needed.  Refrigerate and serve cold.

Caprese Pesto Pasta Salad


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