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Pesto pasta salad with tomatoes and basil leaves in a white bowl.

Summer Pesto Chicken Pasta Salad

This summer pesto chicken pasta salad is the easiest, quickest and most delicious recipe. It has chicken, fresh mozzarella, sweet tomatoes, and delicious homemade basil pesto. All of these colorful ingredients mixed together with a pretty twisted pasta shape and you have the best summer salad.
Yield: 8
Prep Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
5 from 2 votes

Ingredients
  

  • 8 ounces uncooked pasta, preferrably a twisted shape
  • ½ cup prepared pesto, plus more for drizzling on top
  • 2 cups assorted sweet tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 cup cooked chicken, chopped
  • 1 cup fresh mozzarella, cut into ½-inch cubes
  • ¼ cup Pecorino Romano cheese, grated

Instructions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, allow to cool to room temperature and place in a large bowl.
    8 ounces uncooked pasta, preferrably a twisted shape
  • Add the pesto, tomatoes, chicken, mozzarella and pecorino cheese. Stir well to combine.
    ½ cup prepared pesto, plus more for drizzling on top, 2 cups assorted sweet tomatoes, quartered, 1 cup cooked chicken, chopped, 1 cup fresh mozzarella, cut into ½-inch cubes, ¼ cup Pecorino Romano cheese, grated
  • Top with additional cheese and pesto, if desired.
Calories: 206kcal | Carbohydrates: 18.4g | Protein: 12.2g | Fat: 9.4g | Saturated Fat: 2.4g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 207mg | Potassium: 190mg | Fiber: 0.8g | Sugar: 2.2g | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 1mg
Keyword chicken, mozzarella, pasta, pecorino romano, pesto
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