Caprese Pasta Salad
This pasta salad flies together and makes for fantastic finger food for toddlers. It also serves well for a grab and go option for adults.
The added broccoli can be substituted for steamed green beans, sweet peas or your child’s favorite vegetable. If your child does not like to see vegetables, you can add a bit of spinach to your pesto and blend it until it is mixed in before tossing with the rest of the ingredients. Pesto is one flavorful way of getting a little green into the meal.
1 lb. cooked bow tie pasta (cooked according to package instructions)
1/3 cup pesto
8 oz. “cherry size” mozzarella, sliced in half
1/2 pint grape tomatoes, sliced in half
1 cup steamed broccoli florets
In a large bowl, mix bow tie pasta, pesto, mozzarella, grape tomatoes and broccoli. Toss until all ingredients are coated in pesto. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
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