Like I always say, the more bruschetta, the betta. And this pasta is infused with everything we love about the classic—it’s a mouthwatering combo of fresh chopped tomatoes, onion, basil, extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and scrumptious seasonings tossed on a mound of noodles. Trust me, it is di-vine! 

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Bruschetta Pasta Salad

Like I always say, the more bruschetta, the betta. And this pasta is infused with everything we love about the classic
Servings: 8 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 8 ounces ½ box rotini or fusilli pasta, cooked according to package directions (~4 cups cooked)
  • 5 Roma or plum tomatoes, finely chopped (~3 cups)
  • ½ cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced (or 1 teaspoon garlic powder)
  • ¼ cup minced fresh basil leaves
  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon Kosher salt or more to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper or more to taste
  • 4 to 8 ounces mozzarella balls/pearls or shaved parmesan, optional


  • Prepare pasta according to package directions. (I use a healthy pasta variety, such as whole-grain, protein-rich or legume-based.)
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine tomatoes, onion, garlic, basil, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper. Gently stir to combine, and season with additional salt and pepper to taste.
  • Once the pasta is cooked and drained, add 4 cups to bowl with bruschetta and toss. Add mozzarella or shaved parmesan, if desired.
  • Taste and season with additional salt and pepper, along with extra dashes of olive oil, balsamic and minced basil until it’s perfectly delicious. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or until ready to serve.
  • This will stay fresh in the fridge for 3 to 4 days.


You can easily increase the recipe yield to feed a larger crowd by using up the entire box of pasta and simply doubling the bruschetta ingredients.
Nutrition information provided for 1 cup. Add 40 calories and 2 g protein per serving if using 4 ounces mozzarella.
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian

Nutrition Information per serving

Calories: 100Carbohydrates: 18gProtein: 4gTotal Fat: 2.5g— Unsaturated Fat: 2.5g— Saturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 20mgFiber: 2gTotal Sugar: 1g— Natural Sugar: 1g— Added Sugar: 0g
Nutrition information is calculated using a leading industry software. That being said, brands can vary, and there may be slight fluctuations in the numbers.
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