Chicken and Berry Pesto Pasta Salad

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This Chicken and Berry Pesto Pasta Salad is a flavorful and easy to make main dish salad. All the flavors of caprese salad, but using berries instead of tomatoes!

Yield: 4 servings |Prep Time: 20 mins |Cook Time: 10 mins |Total Time: 30 mins

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  • 2 cups dry shell shaped pasta (use gluten-free if needed)
  • 2 cooked boneless skinless chicken breasts diced
  • 2 cups baby spinach chopped
  • 1 cup strawberries hulled and quartered
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 1/2 cup mini fresh mozzarella balls (ciliegine)
  • Kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons pesto
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey


  1. Cook the pasta according to package instructions. Rinse under cold water and drain. Add the pasta to a large serving bowl.
  2. Add the chicken, spinach, strawberries and blackberries to the pasta. Season with salt and pepper and toss together gently.
  3. In a small bowl whisk together the pesto, vinegar and honey. Pour over the pasta salad and toss together to coat. Taste for seasoning and serve.


  • Use gluten free pasta to make this recipe gluten free.

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