Pesto Caprese Pasta Salad

"This is a delicious Pasta salad! All the flavors of a Caprese salad with wonderful Pesto and pasta added. Great for a side dish or even the main course. You can even take this further and add some strips of hard salami or pepperoni."
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  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the rigatoni until just tender. Drain and rinse with cold water. Pat dry with paper towels and transfer to a large bowl.
  • Add the tomatoes, mozzarella, pesto and Parmesan cheese to the pasta. Toss gently. Taste for seasoning, adding salt and pepper if necessary.
  • If making ahead and storing in the refrigerator, remove the salad from the fridge at least 30 minutes before serving, if possible.

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