This Italian Pesto Pasta Salad is a quick and easy pasta salad with few ingredients. This pasta salad is made with pasta, pesto, cherry tomatoes, parmesan, basil and topped with a big ball of creamy burrata cheese.
1 lb dried pasta, I used bowties!
2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
8–10 fresh basil leaves
1/2 cup parmesan cheese, shredded
1–1.5 cup pesto homemade
1–2 balls of burrata
- Bring a large pot of salted water to a rolling boil. Add in pasta and cook for 8-9 minutes or according to package directions for ‘al dente’. Drain and set aside.
- In a large serving bowl toss together cooked pasta, cherry tomatoes, fresh basil leaves, parmesan cheese and pesto until combined. Taste test to see if you need to add a bit more pesto depending on your noodle size!
- Allow pasta salad to marinate for 20-30 minutes before serving to allow the flavors to come together. Just before serving top with a torn ball of burrata cheese.
You can make your pesto homemade with these easy recipe or use a store bought option if you’re short on time.