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white bowl with pasta salad made of cavatappi, pepperoni, basil, tomatoes, and fresh mozzarella

Pepperoni Caprese Pasta Salad

  • Author: Kyndra Holley
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


This easy pasta salad recipe is made with curly cavatappi pasta, pepperoni, fresh cherry tomatoes, herbaceous basil, fresh mozzarella and a tangy Italian vinaigrette dressing. It is the perfect quick and easy spring and summer salad. Perfect for summer barbecues. Best of all, it can be ready in only 15 minutes.


  • 12 ounces dry cavatappi pasta, cooked per directions on package
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella balls
  • 6 fresh basil leaves, chiffonade
  • 3 ounces pepperoni slices, quartered
  • 2 cups Italian Dressing (get the recipe here)


  1. Add all ingredients to a large mixing bowl and toss to combine. 


  • Storage - Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  • Make Ahead - This is an excellent recipe to make ahead of time. Have a barbecue on Saturday? Go ahead and make it on Friday evening. It just gives the flavors even more time to come together.
  • net carbs per serving: 43.4g
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Salads
  • Method: Mixing
  • Cuisine: Italian


  • Serving Size: 1/6th of the recipe
  • Calories: 794
  • Fat: 59.4g
  • Carbohydrates: 43.4g
  • Fiber: 3.4g
  • Protein: 19.9g

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