Caprese Pasta Salad

This post is sponsored by Barilla. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

This Caprese Pasta Salad is easy, colorful, and delicious! It is a delicious blend of arugula, pesto, cherry tomatoes, mozzarella, rotisserie chicken, and pasta! It is the perfect recipe to mix up for a light lunch or as a side salad. Pasta fuels my creativity. It is always reinventing itself, sparking new trends and culinary creations. Pasta allows you to express your individuality through its versatility and variety. It's perfect for any occasion, any season, and any time of year. Make it with me!

This recipe is made simple by using Barilla Ready Pasta, that is fully cooked and ready in 60 seconds! 

Barilla Ready Pasta is a new and improved way to quickly get perfectly cooked pasta at the touch of a button. 60 seconds in the microwave, and you will have perfectly cooked pasta ready to go every time.  Barilla Ready Pasta is made with three simple ingredients, sea salt, olive oil, and pasta. This pasta is also non-gmo and can be found at your local Walmart in the pasta aisle. It is convenient, without sacrificing quality. Interested in more inspirational Barilla recipes?  Click here to register for their weekly email newsletter.

My favorite pesto pasta sauce is the Barilla Basil Pesto Sauce. The flavor is great, and I love that it is ready made in the jar! It adds the perfect flavor to compliment the tomatoes, arugula, and cheese in this recipe. You can shop for the Barilla Basil Pesto Sauce in the pasta aisle of your local Walmart! Barilla stands for the joy of healthy and pleasurable eating, in the belief that Italian pasta is the best recipe for good living, as it provides the perfect canvas for a nutritious meal. That is why I choose to use Barilla products,

Watch a quick tutorial on how I use Barilla Ready Pasta to make this Caprese Pasta Salad simple and easy! 

Caprese Pasta Salad
Yields 2-4 servings

1 package Barilla Ready Pasta
1/4 cup Barilla Basil Pesto Sauce
1/4 cup Italian salad dressing
1/4 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1/4 cup mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup cooked rotisserie chicken
2 cups fresh arugula

Start by preparing the Barilla Ready Made Pasta. Tear a two inch slit into the top, and microwave on high for 60 seconds. Remove from microwave and set aside.

In a small bowl, mix the Barilla Basil Pesto Sauce with the Italian salad dressing. Pour sauce mix over cooked pasta. Next, add in the cherry tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and rotisserie chicken and toss until coated.
Add the pasta with sauce and other ingredients to a bowl with fresh arugula, and toss until evenly coated.

Serve cold.

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  1. This looks really good. I love caprese salad, never tried it with pasta.

    1. It is super yummy! Give it a try and let me know your thoughts!


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