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Berry Pesto Pasta Salad

Berry Pesto Pasta Salad…this is the PERFECT pasta salad to bring to any summer BBQs, pool parties, or celebrations. It’s easy to make and adds such a light touch to a dinner! I might be slightly obsessed with adding berries to all of my dishes during the summer, but they truly brighten up any dish. It’s always great to take advantage of in-season produce, anyway! You can easily sub in gluten free pasta like I did or customize any of the ingredients. This pasta salad makes a delicious appetizer, side dish, or even just a quick and healthy meal. The fresh flavors are *chef’s kiss*. Enjoy!

Berry Pesto Pasta Salad: What You Will Need






Fresh mozzarella balls






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This Berry Pesto Pasta Salad is unexpected but delightful!

Berry Pesto Pasta Salad

Strawberry Pesto Pasta Salad 🍓 Day 4 of strawberry recipe week and this is the PERFECT pasta salad to bring to any summer BBQs. It’s easy to make and adds such a light touch to a dinner!

Prep Time
5 Minutes
Cook Time
10 Minutes


12 ounces pasta of choice (I used Banza) 

2 cups greens (spinach, arugula, or mixed greens) 

1 cup diced strawberries

1 cup blackberries

1 avocado, diced 

8 ounces fresh mozzarella balls

1/3 cup pesto of choice 

Fresh basil

Kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste

12 tbsp honey 


Cook the pasta according to package instructions. Drain and rinse the pasta under cold water. Add to a large bowl.

Add the greens, strawberries, blackberries, avocado, mozzarella balls, & pesto to the pasta. 

Stir and the drizzle the honey on top and toss. Add salt and pepper to taste 

Add fresh basil for garnish 

Serve and enjoy!