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Summer Veggie Pesto Pasta Salad // Fork in the Kitchen

Summer Veggie Pesto Pasta Salad

  • Author: Fork in the Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8-10 1x


Summer Veggie Pesto Pasta Salad Рpasta tossed with Basil Mint Pesto, tomatoes, zucchini, and mozzarella for an easy summer side dish.  



  • 1/2 cup Basil Mint Pesto or Basil Pesto
  • 1 lb. Rotini pasta
  • 2 Tablespoons pasta water
  • 1 medium zucchini, quartered and thinly diced
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 8 oz. fresh mozzarella cheese, diced
  • Salt to taste
  • Basil for garnish


  1. Cook pasta according to directions on packaging, reserving 2 Tablespoons pasta water before draining and rinsing. Stir together pasta water and pesto.
  2. Toss pesto, pasta, tomatoes, zucchini, and mozzarella. Salt to taste.
  3. Chill or serve immediately. Garnish with basil as desired.


See link below for Basil Mint Pesto recipe. Feel free to substitute Basil Pesto or store-bought if you need a quick solution!

  • Category: Salad
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